General observations in Huntington

February 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Name: Andy Stone
Location: Huntington Fan, base of Damnation

Firm conditions on the fan, ski crampons used and then minimal boot penetration during the rest of the climb.

Quick layer check near the base of Damnation, aspect 152 deg. and slope angle 28 deg.:
HS: 115 cm
From the top:
15 cm P
5 cm 1F
ice layer at 20 cm
1F facets down to 60 cm
ice layer at 60 cm
facets below 2nd ice layer

Very isolated cracking and collapses in thin spots near vegetation. Relatively smooth chalky skiing