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  1. #701
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    Looks like it's just 49 classic descents, time to update the book.

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    Cody, they don't care about your POLE, they just want to know how you GRIP your SHAFT

    Seriously though, I think someone here even started a thread about it in Tech Talk wanting to know what you added for grip to the shaft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    Looks like it's just 49 classic descents, time to update the book.
    The book lists the whole face, so as long as another chunk doesn't pull out and take Joffre couloir with it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy View Post
    The book lists the whole face, so as long as another chunk doesn't pull out and take Joffre couloir with it...
    49 1/3 classic descents then? New title?

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    Wild that Joffre keeps peeling away looks like a pretty steep wall is left now. Just think of the climbing opportunities! And Messner said all the good first ascents were taken... pfft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    Yeehaw. Mass wasting is mind blowing.

    So did the dude who beatered down Central Couloir get the Last Descent?
    By the sounds of it, he might have triggered the whole thing, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoulderBreak View Post
    Wild that Joffre keeps peeling away looks like a pretty steep wall is left now. Just think of the climbing opportunities! And Messner said all the good first ascents were taken... pfft.
    The failure plane on the central buttress extend below the left buttress. That left buttress will almost certainly peel off. Just a question of when. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe 10 years. Maybe 100 years. Needs some more freeze-thaw. But how much?

    Just Joffre Couloir left now

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    Man these were such cool lines. Glad I and many others got a chance to experience them

    2008 - flank below Joffre Couloir

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    2008 Joffre couloir

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    2008 - Joffre Peak - skied Aussie due to whiteout

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    Sorry Cody about turning this into a Joffre fapfest but i've always had a bit of a love-affair with the mountain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoulderBreak View Post
    Wild that Joffre keeps peeling away looks like a pretty steep wall is left now. Just think of the climbing opportunities! And Messner said all the good first ascents were taken... pfft.
    Hmmm. So I'm not a geologist, however the new "fresh" face may be unstable. Fresh rock now exposed to the environment (air, weather etc)...
    Rock hangfire?
    Geo-nerds to the white courtesy phone please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    Hmmm. So I'm not a geologist, however the new "fresh" face may be unstable. Fresh rock now exposed to the environment (air, weather etc)...
    Rock hangfire?
    Geo-nerds to the white courtesy phone please.
    Yep. Choss-fest for the time being. Maybe in ~1000 years, it will have weathered enough to make for some good climbing.

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    So is it worth for Cody to ski Joffre again because now it’s a “new” line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    Hmmm. So I'm not a geologist, however the new "fresh" face may be unstable. Fresh rock now exposed to the environment (air, weather etc)...
    Rock hangfire?
    Geo-nerds to the white courtesy phone please.
    Yeah it probably is unstable, but less so than what fell off at least. Its all comimg down sooner or later. My experience is rock scars are usually dirty, but actually pretty good rock once cleaned up.

    Although a lot of Canadian alpine climbing isn't exactly know for stellar rock quality.

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    I started a new thread -Joffre aka Last Descents- don’t want Cody’s awesome project to get to derailed by this event.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Farcisimus View Post
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    FKNA that's cool looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    FKNA that's cool looking.
    What a beautiful last? photo of a beautiful line with beautiful wind sculpting!
    Thanks, Max!
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    A similar but different viddy by the Cody.

    watch out for snakes

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    There was another incident recently where a group activated their PLB and thought that was all they needed to do. It seems from the SAR report it was a while before the group of three sent one of their own for help and SAR didn't even get the first call for over 5.5 hours after a bad fall. So there's a combined 'questions about skiing with PLBs, etc.' here
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...Bs-InReach-etc

    There are some other similar circumstances that allowed for survival not related to PLBs. the biggest of which is they were in groups of three (Iknow not really in cody's situation but it ended up being three people). I think in both cases the without a third person being there, the injured would likely not have survived. Something to think about.
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    next up

    watch out for snakes

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    They definitely seemed sketched out that episode. Really cool to watch. Bummed the summers coming up and these are about to slow down. Make a great lunch time watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyskirat View Post
    They definitely seemed sketched out that episode. Really cool to watch. Bummed the summers coming up and these are about to slow down. Make a great lunch time watch.
    Actually was surprisingly calm the whole way through. When I'm really sketched out, I generally stop talking. This was sort of a breakthrough line personally because climbing with massive exposure has tended to be an achilles heel to me. I couldn't rationally control it and unnecessary fear and doubt would creep in...like in AK on Sphinx. Despite the exposure, shitty facets and steepness, I felt solid all the way through knowing there was zero chance I would fall and there was no overhead hazard to push me off the mountain. I felt great despite it being about as exposed as it gets. That being said, once we got in the gun barrel with warming snow and rocks above us down low, I knew it was time to move fast and gtfo.

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    heavy day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alkasquawlik View Post
    Actually was surprisingly calm the whole way through.
    Soundtrack def upped the tension while watching. Nice work!
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    that one was really fun to watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmelon View Post
    Soundtrack def upped the tension while watching. Nice work!
    Well, I mean it still is scary as hell skiing down that upper section. So had to get the viewer feeling that tension too!

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