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davidfournier
12-15-2009, 05:35 AM
We did Grand Illusion last Saturday (dec 12) and it was lots of fun.

The steep approach was mainly packed snow and went pretty fast. Easy Gully is mainly on unconsolidated rock without much snow. The first pitch of GI (gully) was mainly rock and snow, with very few traces of ice. The final pitch was thin at the beginning but well protectable using the fixed pins on the left and a stubbie at about 15 feet or so. The end of that pitch was on solid but brittle ice.

Wind was freezing cold with spindrift all day long. Didn't see any other climber in the notch.


DOMINATRIX : looked good from the base of GI but doesn't seem ready yet. May be climbable in the next few days/week. See PHOTOS section.
THREE SHEETS : very very thin. Truly not there yet. See PHOTOS section.

davidfournier
12-16-2009, 09:36 AM
I am sorry but the Dominatrix and Three Sheets pictures are not uploaded yet, it seems I have some problem doing it...

I hope they will be uploaded soon...

davidfournier
12-18-2009, 10:42 AM
Pictures are uploaded now!

It seems that they cannot be uploaded in full size...