Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 70: Where the HELL is Hellgate?

Wanted to have a quick day in the mountains with a bit of spice. AO thought the Hellgate Couloir would be a good idea and promised he knew how to find the entrance. He didn't. We ended up just above the big cliff pictured above. Maybe that is it? We had a couple 60 meter ropes but no nuts or pitons and still weren't sure so we went back up. After another false go that cliffed out, we made it down this ice fest.

See JD for more.


  1. I'm switching your nickname to 'Doubting Thomas.' We were in Hellgate.

  2. Yea, I sheepishly realized that after recognizing the pic in the book.