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 Post subject: Hulk couloir (the lookers right one)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:02 pm 
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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.
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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):
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Outguard Spire:
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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.

Hulk:
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My chute comes into view:
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Proof I was there and proof my beard wasn't always grey!:
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Mmmmm,...graaanite :drool:
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The top. This chute reminds me of Zebra couloir in Emerson in it ends steeply in a rock wall:
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I recall it was pretty good snow this day. Mixed powder, variable winter snow in the cooly and corn on the apron:
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On the way down I got to see that the avy did cross my skin track 20 minutes after I skinned by:
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Turned out to be a pretty rad day of discovery and solo riding in an amazing Sierra setting


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 Post subject: Re: Hulk couloir (the lookers right one)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:06 am 
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HOLY SHIT BROOKS, way to rev my stoke fires!

I'm needing some Sierra raddness right now!!

That slide looked creeepy.... Very nice work on not getting killed.

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 Post subject: Re: Hulk couloir (the lookers right one)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:21 am 
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Throwback TR!!! :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: Hulk couloir (the lookers right one)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:52 pm 
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2 MP huh?

Goes to show something that I've always said, it's not the camera, its the photographer!

(to my friends with sick Camera setups-please know I recognize BOTH your skillz and technology!)

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 Post subject: Re: Hulk couloir (the lookers right one)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:31 am 
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Trippy. BGNights post count is 395. Appropriate for this thread. Awesome pictures and line. That area deserves an overnighter.


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 Post subject: Re: Hulk couloir (the lookers right one)
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great observation Eco and it is definitely a suiting post for 395. I would be down for some overnighter action in the sawtooths!

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 Post subject: Re: Hulk couloir (the lookers right one)
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PJ and I had a similar experience in Horse Canyon, except not quite as scary cause our skin track got wiped out a couple hours later.

Those chunks are as big as humans.
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 Post subject: Re: Hulk couloir (the lookers right one)
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 Post subject: Re: Hulk couloir (the lookers right one)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:03 pm 
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+2 Awesome Throwback! :disco:
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!

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