Post subject: Hulk couloir (the lookers right one)
Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:02 pm
Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 8:05 am Posts: 1495 Location: 395
NOT THIS YEAR 3/13/05
Recently dug up these pics off an old computer. Decided it would be cool to make a retro TR as no one has seen these. I didn't even own a camera back then. I borrowed my roomies 2mp fuji P&S.
This was my first time to little slide canyon and one of my first big solo couloir days.
I had never even heard of people riding back here except Jim Zellars. I was solo and had no idea what I'd find and had no intention to ride anything in particular. I really just wanted to go look at the Incredible Hulk as I was really into rock climbing at the time. When I got up there I started seeing all kinds of rad granite and chutes. When I saw the lookers right cooly I couldn't resist.
Reggae Pole chute (funny everyone rides this but imo the proudest, most aesthetic line of Kettle peak goes down the lookers right of Outguard Spire):
Right about where I took this pic of Outguard I heard a huge rumble and turned around to see an avy break off the wall next to the spire and go down across where I just skinned. Kinda scared me.
My chute comes into view:
Proof I was there and proof my beard wasn't always grey!:
The top. This chute reminds me of Zebra couloir in Emerson in it ends steeply in a rock wall:
I recall it was pretty good snow this day. Mixed powder, variable winter snow in the cooly and corn on the apron:
On the way down I got to see that the avy did cross my skin track 20 minutes after I skinned by:
Turned out to be a pretty rad day of discovery and solo riding in an amazing Sierra setting
Post subject: Re: Hulk couloir (the lookers right one)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:03 pm
Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 2:26 pm Posts: 43
+2 Awesome Throwback! The couloirs on both sides of the hulk may be some of the best in the Sierra as far as wall heights imho... I think the Hulk qualifies as possibly the ultimate modern Sierra alpinist's zone. 5-star 10 pitch 5.10-5.11 (or harder) rock climbing and at least 10 stellar runs over 2*pi aspects that are all 1000-3000 feet of bliss. My dream day: positive vibes to sunset corn in hulk left!!! Party in the lil slide yo!