Little Joe's Pass

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erutan
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Re: Little Joe's Pass

Post by erutan » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:02 pm

Meant to post this a while back, but here's some GPS coordinates taken going up it. I ended up starting in the "wrong" chute - I had to hop over to the proper one to my right at some point, but while the wrong one was a bit narrower it was also a bit more stable, so that might be a good thing.
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Re: Little Joe's Pass

Post by sekihiker » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:40 pm

Thanks for posting. I really appreciate the great photos and the well done map.

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Re: Little Joe's Pass

Post by erutan » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:22 pm

You're welcome - I honestly thought I had posted this and cirque before but I guess I didn't get around to it. :)

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Re: Little Joe's Pass

Post by SSSdave » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:22 pm

Thanks for the photos. That section down the main chute you mention as looking less stable is the reason my route shows moving off south from the direct fall line that was apparently out of your view from where you came up the "wrong" north chute. These two Google Earth images show that area. The bedrock "rib" at the bottom of the chute is between the W and S chutes and results in that pile of "rockfall" being deflected off towards image right. One ought avoid the rockfall as it would be unstable and rather stay in the S area that has vegetation. One would be able to tell they are climbing up the the correct route by crossing the talus fan into the large talus until reaching the talus free vegetation finger. Between the "rockfall" and "large talus" appears to be a bedrock "fall" area that rockfall rolls over before coming to rest.

I'll be interested in seeing some photos long the S route. Also just above P is steeper section of the chute that appears to be bedrock polished by rockfall, I'd be interested in seeing photos of as that may be the crux.

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