Boston Basin / East/West Ridge Forbidden/ Quien Sabe Glacier - July 4th. 2015

July 06, 2015 Posted by: Climbing Ranger

 Boston Basin is in late season conditions. Upper and Lower bivy sites are snow free. Because of warm temperatures Boston Creek is running high and swift in the afternoon. May have to cross high. 

Quien Sabe Glacier is still in good shape with the bergschrund navigable on climbers right. 

Access gully on Sharkfin Tower is reported to be half snow, half loose scree with the moat still navigable

West Ridge Forbidden approach - Climbers are taking a far climbers left route around the broken glacier to access "cat scratch" gullies. The glacier is thin, active and unstable. Conditions change daily with warm temperatures and navigation will become exceedingly challenging throughout the summer. Snow couloir is out of condition and climbers are using the gullies on left to access west ridge. Loose rock is present in these gullies.

 

East Ridge Approach- Approach to east ridge is relatively straight forward, although snow is melting fast. NOTE: climbers must pass under the unnamed glacier to access the East Ridge and a massive section of ice released on 7/4/15, burying a small section of the approach. This will be an ongoing hazard throughout the season.

 SahaleForbidden


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Last updated: July 6, 2015

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