Terminal Cancer Couloir, Ruby Mountains NV
Location: Lamoille Canyon, NV
Aspect: North, NW
Elevation Gain/Length: About 2100ft from the road in about a mile and a half.
Group/Date: Feb 2015 with Jeremiah Meizis and Matt Adkins
T.C. has been on my list for awhile. The first pictures I ever saw of it I was immediately drawn to the aesthetics of the line. A striking couloir nestled deeply into the crack of an unnamed ridge in Lamoille Canyon. Easy access and just pure beauty of a couloir I was ready to nab at any opportunity I had. Venue changes in my ski guide course and little behold I find myself in the Ruby Mountains. The opportunity has arisen! Jeremiah Meizis and Matt Adkins from the SGC were both game to join in. The smiles began.
Driving up the canyon you start to notice the beauty of the Ruby Mountains, a place I will again find myself in the future. With the dry season we have been having we were able to drive up to the base of our approach. With gawking eyes we all quickly gathered our gear and across the creek we went.
There's snow here? On most seasons I would imagine you would be able to skin from the road but not this one. We hiked across the valley and up we went. Being a new zone we ended up with a lot of unnecessary bush-wacking and it took us almost 45min to gain the bottom of our climb. Of course we found the easy route on the way back down but no complaints here, thats part of the game.
Narrow, long, and bad snow conditions. My kinda line. Low tide, high spirits!
The top out..!
The top 100' or so wasn't in so we quickly transitioned and walked down to our drop in point, ready for over a 1k' of fun!!
Jeremiah and Matt were so kind and let me take the freshies.