N faceJuly 22 2011 at 10:32 AM
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Response to NF of Mt Borah?
Climbed Borah's standard route on Tuesday and looked down the north face. The top of the couloir is melted out just below the summit but I imagine it is full of snow lower on the face. The north face of Mt Idaho had snow from the base all the way to the summit so I imagine Borah is very similar. The standard route was basically snow free except the saddle after chicken out ridge. An ice axe would be handy but not necessary (we didn't bring one). The snow was pretty soft after about 9:00 am so an early start on the N face would be necessary.
- Thanks! - Bob on Jul 23, 2011, 9:59 AM