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Posted Jan 07 2013 8:09am
The trees are in bud, green leaves are unfurling, robins are here, but winter is hanging on in the high country. People are skiing big lines, the last of the winter ice climbs are weeping from the rock walls and collapsing in jumbles or broken blue blocks. Ive been scheming with my Salt Lake City buddies, Blitz and Billy, to get some alpine climbing in before winter left. We dreamed of the Emperor Face on Mt. Robson, the boys got the time, arranged the flights. The weather man convinced me that wed only be given time enough for Mt. cheap north face for women Temple. Editors note: Patagonia ambassador Barry Blanchard shares a tale today from his home base in the Canadian Rockies. If there was ever an example of a north face outlet Rad Dad its this man. Barry offers exceptional guiding services when hes not writing, spending time with his beautiful family or climbing personal objectives while testing Patagonia gear. If youre planning a trip north of the border be sure and hit Barry up for a day or two in the mountains. This story first appeared on Barrys North Face Women's Soft Shell Purple Jacket blog. Id attempted the Sphinx Face, in winter, four times in the past. Twice in the 80s: initially (before it was a route) with Wink Barron; the next go round, Carlos Buhler and I made it to the huge traverse ledge, 300 feet below the Black Towers, over three days but we tried the wrong line (read too steep and hard) and escaped by traversing said ledge all the way around to the Aemmer Coulior, and down that.