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Tyrone Shoelaces detour

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What the heck, here's a few more. It's hot here and can't stop thinking of skiing lately.
If you click on some of the smaller ones, they'll open in a larger format in a separate window

March 2006, Kirkwood area BC, myself (top) and Rob Bickor (bottom shelf). Photo Pat Keane


February, 2006. Snowbird


January, 2006. Kirkwood.


Same cliff as above (Kodak at Kirkwood). But different day. Photo Rune Iverson


January, 2006. Carson Pass, CA backcountry. Photo Anton Kushlan.


Las Lenas, ARG. September 2005. Starting off into Sin Salida Couloir.


More Las Lenas. Off of Cerro Martin


June, 2005. Independence Peak. Eastern Sierra, CA. Photo Craig Saunders


Late October 2004. Kirkwood. Trying to get down low for a powder explosion for the camera with a blown ACL in my right knee (skiing with a brace, surgery was 2 weeks after this shot). Photo Nate Roth.


June 2003 (I think, maybe 2004), Mt. Lassen, CA Northeast Face. Photo by Stephen Matera (www.materaphoto.com)
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Nice pics Tyrone. Some worthy of our picture page.
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no pix on the hill from me (me and my buddies tend to ride with nothing but our gear), just a comment on Tyrone's: DAMN!

I'm not even gonna fool myself into believing i could/would huck any of that stuff you're airing off of...

...however, the Independence Peak, Lassen, and Sin Salida runs look like something I'd be into making my way down.
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...however, the Independence Peak, Lassen, and Sin Salida runs look like something I'd be into making my way down.
thanks Dookey.

Just an FYI on Sin Salida. As you may already know, Sin Salida in Spanish means, "Without Exit". It's a fairly benign run at the top, but you can't really tell from the pic I posted above is what's beyond that rollover. Here's a view of Sin Salida from across the valley. Just know what you're dropping in on and know how you're going to 'exit' (there's a sneaky exposed traverse right at the point where it looks like you can't go anymore)

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okay, scratch Sin Salida off my list...



the run under the chair and the bowl off to the skiers left of SS look more my speed (then again, looks are always decieving...lord knows I've skied stuff that looked well beyond my level on a map/in pictures and did find. Conversely, I have attempted stuff that looked hella easy and ended up being a bit tough. Which is usually why I like skiing with somebody a bit beyond my skill level who can honestly say "Dude, you can do this" or "Dude, I think you should traverse around).
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okay, scratch Sin Salida off my list...



the run under the chair and the bowl off to the skiers left of SS look more my speed

AH yes, that run is money too

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thanks Dookey.

Just an FYI on Sin Salida. As you may already know, Sin Salida in Spanish means, "Without Exit". It's a fairly benign run at the top, but you can't really tell from the pic I posted above is what's beyond that rollover. Here's a view of Sin Salida from across the valley. Just know what you're dropping in on and know how you're going to 'exit' (there's a sneaky exposed traverse right at the point where it looks like you can't go anymore)

Hey Tyrone - Okay, a couple of questions: First, is the exit traverse to the skier's left at the bottom of SS or do you have to do that long lateral line toward Marte. Secondly, what's the run to the looker's left of SS toward Marte? Awesome looking runs there!
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Hey Tyrone - Okay, a couple of questions: First, is the exit traverse to the skier's left at the bottom of SS or do you have to do that long lateral line toward Marte.
The exit traverse is indeed to skiers left. There's an option to head skiers left into the adjacent chute about a halfway down Sin Salida through a little nook in the rock walls, and then of course the more popular exit route is taking Sin Salida all the way down to the very end, and then going 90 degrees skiers left.

Here's what it looks like as you approach the exit cliff. Steep and tight:


But then when you do get above the cliff, there's a little flat pad that you can stand on to either take a peek at the "Salida" or just take a breather before exiting skier's left. Here I am at the pad above the cliff considering whether it was doable or not. It might have been, but there's a lots of stuff on the runout that you'd have to avoid at high-speed after landing. I wasn't feeling up to the task of trying it that's for sure.



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Secondly, what's the run to the looker's left of SS toward Marte? Awesome looking runs there!
That run is called Human Error. That entire cliff band riddled face, Cerro Fossiles, that is served by Marte is the most fun playground I've ever been on.
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"I wasn't feeling up to the task of trying it that's for sure."

so then what did you opt for?

i still find pictures to be deceiving sometimes. i mean the ones of you hucking "hospital air" look incredibly daunting. but some of the chutes and bowls look sweet and not terribly extremist.
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"I wasn't feeling up to the task of trying it that's for sure."

so then what did you opt for?
oh just the traverse to skiers left. What I meant above by not feeling up to the task was....no way in hell was I going to try and huck that cliff at the bottom of the couloir
post #11 of 14
right on.
post #12 of 14
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....It might have been, but there's a lots of stuff on the runout that you'd have to avoid at high-speed after landing. I wasn't feeling up to the task of trying it that's for sure.
It looks really exposed going into that exit. If you wouldn't want to take it, I doubt there's anyone here who would take it either. By stuff below, I assume you mean lots of chocolate chips in the landing zone.

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....That run is called Human Error. That entire cliff band riddled face, Cerro Fossiles, that is served by Marte is the most fun playground I've ever been on.
Yeah, it looks really sweet! Between Squirrel's stuff, and others at TGR, and your's too, I'm convinced I've got to go to LL sometime in the not-so-distant future. Nice pics, thanks!
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GM:

I'm with you on that. I've wanted to hit either LL or Portillo for a few seasons now. It's just a bear trying to find buddies who will shell out the $$$$.
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How did this get in here?
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