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Kangaroo Temple/North Face

Our six person three rope team group left the hair pin at 6:20am and began post holing up through the basin on a very thin crust over about two feet of snow. Occasionally finding the trail through a lot of new water and slide damage. Conditions got better as we climbed and got through the bolder fields. We approached the pass with a high traverse around the lake way left of buried trail. Once over the pass we were able to find and stick to the high trail fairly well. The left side of the approach gully was mostly clear of snow and easy going. My first pitch lead got a little to far left and the end of the 60 meter rope forced me to build an anchor 15ft below the belay ledge. The rest of the climb was excellent, The snow at the top of the last pitch was avoidable and the scramble across to the rappel was easy to protect with a hand line. All three basic students and my two assistants did a great job. We had a bit longer day than anticipated (Almost 13hrs) but it was safe, successful and full of good memories. What more do you need.