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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Timp Traverse

Timp Traverse
From Provo Canyon to American Fork Canyon
On Friday, the Dorais brothers, Chad Ambrose and I traversed Mt. Timpanogos.  We went South to North, from Provo Canyon to American Fork Canyon, going up a west facing couloir, across the ridge, and out Cold Fusion.  From afar, the "Sleeping Maiden" is a bit intimidating--almost too beautiful and wild to dare to approach.  Over the years, and not without a few rejections, I've become somewhat acquainted with her; although, I'd be lying if I said that she's not still intimidating.  Certainly, she deserves respect.
Jason Dorais, paying respect.  He's single by the way.
Stats:
Yours Truly reaching the True Summit (and)
tying Chad's lone Montrail running shoe to
the apex of the hut.  (photo: Andy Dorais)
  • Time: 9 hrs 53 minutes
  • Distance: 15.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 9,457 ft
  • Elevation Loss: 8,471 ft
  • Max Elevation: 11,733 ft
  • Miles on dirt: 3
  • Miles above 11k: 5
  • Summits: Timp South, Timp True, Bomber Peak, Timp North, and a couple other 11k+ nubs
  • Partners: Andy Dorais, Jason Dorais, Chad Ambrose
  • Monster Avalanche Crowns observed: 4
  • Offerings unintentionally made to the Sleeping Maiden: 1 shoe, 1 pair of gloves, 1 Dynafit ski crampon, 1 bag of Gu Chomps
  • Offerings intentionally made to the Sleeping Maiden: 1 shoe, proudly flying on the top the summit hut 
  • Food consumed: 1.75 liters of sports drink, 1 coke, 2 bags of Chomps, 1 gu, 2 Snickers, trail mix, 1 bag of jerky
  • Gear: I was on Dynafit Broad Peaks with La Sportiva RT Bindings with Dynafit DyNA boots.  This ski setup is about 1 pound heavier (per foot) than my race skis, but makes the DH and skinning (more stable, more surface area) a bit more bearable.  The high heel lifters on the RT bindings came in handy on the 6000 ft+ climb up west Timp.  Andy and Chad were on BD Gurus.  Jason was on Dynafit Nanga Parbats.   
The East-ish aspects of Timp were awesome.  I saw at least 4 very large avalanche crowns.  Notice the crown on the peak in the background.  I think these were caused by cornice fall.  (Photo: Jason Dorais) 
The East Ridge viewed from the South.  
The west facing aspect of Timp--the side we traversed--was frozen solid.
It was slick and scary on skis without ski crampons.

4 comments:

Ambrose said...
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Ambrose said...

Jared, I don't recall was it my left or right shoe? Might come in handy some day. Such a great day!

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Jonnie J said...

Ambitious.