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East Face of Fasp # 4998

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Date: 2004.03.14
Vantage Point: From McParlon Glacier

Caption: The big, bulky east face of Fasp Mountain, from the McParlon Glacier.

PhotoDescr: Ash Pass, between McParlon and Pebble Creeks, is down and to the left of the mountain.

There are numerous interesting climbing challenges on this face, which is over 3000' high. Most of the rock is garbage, but it looks like it gets more solid the further north you go on the mountain. One of the buttresses has apparently been attempted (according to Steve Sheffield), but the party retreated because of poor rock -- so maybe it's all junk.

This shot was taken in the midst of a big day skiing around the McParlon Glacier. The run below Thiassi is simply amazing, a 40 degree roll with splitter granite as a backdrop. I tried to replicate Phil Hammer's consummate shot but I couldn't get anybody to ski to the north of me. That and there was no visibility!

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