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Kangaroo Temple/North Face

6/13/2015 The boulder field at the start of the approach was completely clear of snow. At the end of the valley the snow has turned to neve on the way to the pass. We needed crampons in the morning, but the surface had softened in the afternoon so we were able to plunge step carefully down. The runout was not safe enough to glissade. A few climbers demonstrated good self arrest techniques. The route from the pass to the base of the climb did not involve crossing any snow.
The rock on the north face was cold and I climbed the easy sections in gloves. We warmed up once we traversed around the corner into the sun. A number of clouds came in as we relaxed on the summit and a few snow flurries started to fall. We did three single rope rappels back to the base. We saw no other climbers all day.

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