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  1. #1
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    Exclamation TR: Moon Crescent Couloir, CA 4/29/05

    TR: Moon Crescent Couloir – 4/29/05

    Music: Dkay feat Kasra – ‘Babylon’



    I have driven passed this damn couloir thousands of times since I was a young lad. Learning how to fish at Caples and Blue Lakes respectively, it has always been glaring at me with its evil eye. With about a foot of new, nice, buttery pow, along with a solid base, today we would be atop that bitch………..finally.

    The players included myself, Tyrone, Telenater, Slim, and a desperate kiwi named Smally (Geoff Small). We departed South Lake at 7:15 am and meet Tyrone at the Meyers Chevron (where Supreme is $3.19/gal). With some donuts, super size Viennese blend, and drum’n’bass bumpin’, we departed to Carson Pass, home of Round Top peak, Elephant’s Back, Red Leak Peak, the Pacific Crest Trail, just due East of Kirkwood’s backside.

    The parking lot….stoked!



    A nice romantic skin through the trees:



    A nice prairie with the first unobstructed look of the victim – Round Top peak, home of the Crescent Couloir.



    Smally skinning like its a competition:



    Chutes off of Round Top above Winnemucca Lake”



    The terrain just above the lake:



    Yet another angle:



    Lovers - Tyrone and Smally proposing in front of the Crescent:



    Tyrone and I wished we had a gun to shoot each other in the head to end our misery by deciding to hike the ridgeline. My skins failed to cover my skinny skis, and Ty’s knee didn’t like the steeper skinning ascent, so we figured we’d hike the “rocky” ridgline. Needless to say, hell ensued. Knee deep wind-drifts took off some extra calories from the cookies I ate during Xmas.

    Niner's...team of the 80's:



    Telenater GPS'ing every step for later research:



    Slim displaying his colors while waiting for Sean Penn to drive by (cue old school Ice-T music now)



    Smally ran up to the top to take a few turns while we were only half way:



    ...grinning with boredom:



    View of Round Top Ridge:



    The views to the South:



    Close-up, trying to find Waldo skiing sickter lines:



    666 on his way to the summit:



    Lake TallyHo’:



    One of the lines skier's right from the Summit...mmmmmmmm:

    Last edited by skier666; 04-22-2011 at 02:32 PM.

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    Smally pissed off that I made him go up here:



    Smally wondering if it cliff's out:



    Smally getting “some of his best turns while he's been in the States”



    666 finally in the Crescent...with first tracks:



    ...and his gaper markings:



    Smally eye'ing some exposure:



    ...creating a nice waterfall...



    ...loving every minute of it...



    Tyrone goes for the same burl, no mistakes line.....thr knee looks bad to me :



    ...wait a minute, he seems to be skiing fine....



    ...oops a roadblock....I guess I'll have to jump it...with my bad knee



    Sweetness...



    ....dust on crust?



    Atop again...



    Smally up to his usual antics...airing over exposure:



    View from the botttom:



    Smally yells to me and says jump this:



    I couldn't really tell what I was jumping into, but I trusted a kiwi...for the first time:



    So I did...and then my camera died:



    CRESCENT FACE KILLED!!!!

    Last edited by skier666; 05-03-2005 at 06:35 PM.

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    Top shelf TR!

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    Talking

    YES!!!!!



    (been waiting a long time to give the 'ol "Yes!!" for a TR that I was part of this year....thanks for spending the 5 minutes it must have taken to post this and resize all those pics )


    666's huck off the top was amazing...just went huge into a super steep, tight cooly. Smalley's overall skiing and mountaineering fitness were world class (guess that's why he's been on um, a few podium's). I owe Slim and Smalleya big thanks for their ski pole assists in helping me get over some rocky cruxes on the climb. And Telenater's little downclimb to put his skis on a narrow ledge before ripping his line was sketch. What a great freaking day....yeah, I guess it was worth blowing the day off work Thanks for the good times dooders.
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    .....and....
    "I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."

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    Mom! The meatloaf! FUCK!.

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    Thumbs up

    That's sweet looking playground! Way to go.

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    Thumbs up TFSB!

    Can you say “RIPPED THE SHIT” out of that?

    Damn, you guys killed it!
    From the gnar line down the hanging snowfield, to the huge drop…complete murder.

    Oh and Ty is a definite sandbagger!

    Thanks for the Super Stoke.
    so many mountains...so little time

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    I think I caught diphtheria just looking at the photos. Good work mates.
    The trumpet scatters its awful sound Over the graves of all lands Summoning all before the throne

    Death and mankind shall be stunned When Nature arises To give account before the Judge

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by Greydon Clark
    I think I caught diphtheria just looking at the photos. Good work mates.
    Now do you believe what I was telling you about the snow?






    sorry to hear about the diptheria
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
    Now do you believe what I was telling you about the snow?





    No. This report is from a two months ago and was saved for our viewing pleasure.
    The trumpet scatters its awful sound Over the graves of all lands Summoning all before the throne

    Death and mankind shall be stunned When Nature arises To give account before the Judge

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    Well played gents!

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    Nice stuff

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    Do you realize that you've just posted an admission of ignorance so breathtaking that it disqualifies you from commenting on any political or economic threads from here on out?

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    Yeaaaahhhh! I like this one:



    Snow looks super schmoove. Thanks for the pics.

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    Luvin it!

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    I say god damn!

    I thought gimpy was exagerating.....until I saw those pictures.

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    Hmnnn.... makes me want to road trip back to CA later this month!

    No wonder you guys were still pretty stoked when you rolled into Mammoth. Another Epic day off the charts in the Sierras.

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    Damn, you guys absolutely slayed round top.

    Great TR, 666.

    Those are some sick tracks through some gnar terrain. Way to get after it shoe.

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    m u s t s k i p o w s o o n

    Nice, very nice work - yea I know it's work.
    "In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, — no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,) which nature cannot repair." -Emerson

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    KA-BLAM!


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    Craig Kelly is my co-pilot.

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    Gnar = owned. Nice work!
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    Sickety-sick-sickness!
    Way to go boys.
    Saw you were headed that way and wished I could have made more than closing Sunday.
    Got any mid-week freetime the 10-13th or 16-19th?

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    um, chill coming out of temporary retirement to admonish the youngsters:

    Rule #1: please serve toilet paper with TRs like that. I think I just defacated in my pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou
    Sickety-sick-sickness!
    Way to go boys.
    Saw you were headed that way and wished I could have made more than closing Sunday.
    Got any mid-week freetime the 10-13th or 16-19th?
    Looooooouuuuuuu

    Yeah I might have some free time 10th - 13th. Watchoo got in mind?

    Thanks Bullet & congrats on your successful Whitney ski.
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    Thumbs up

    Nice work fellas!
    Aliases: B-Dub, B-Dubya, & B. White

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