Even though high pressure has been keeping conditions firm, Kip had an idea for a traverse from Sawtooth into Little Granite Creek, down Peak 8620′ into Scotch Creek, then down Ruby. I thought it was a great idea. After strategic rig shuttling we began the slog up Falls Creek to Sawtooth.
There’s a couloir south of Ruby Peak on the Benthos Buttress that I’ve been eyeing for awhile. I’ve also been scoping out the east face of Ruby Peak. Today was the day to combine the two. Continue reading
I saw this couloir last year while skiing a couple of the other north face chutes. Shortly after that I realized you can’t miss it from highway 82 coming into Enterprise. Finally got around to heading up Ruby again today.