North Palisade Peak, Clyde Couloir

North Palisade Peak, Clyde Couloir

North Palisade Peak, Clyde Couloir

 

Chuck Raper high in the Clyde Couloir

Chuck Raper high in the Clyde Couloir

May 11-13, 2009

Our first trip into the Palisades this year was to climb the Clyde Couloir with Chuck Raper.  The weather was clear with high winds.  The route is in great shape at the moment.  The bergshrund on the Palisade Glacier is easily crossed and the current snow conditions in the chute are supurb.

The entire photo gallery is here:  http://kurtwedberg.smugmug.com/gallery/8202780_q54pC/1/535974139_p4ykZ

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