A New Super Gully!

This snow/ice route on Italian Peak East is was first climbed by Neil Gleichman. He named the route the South Gulley Direttissima,

Neil describes the route as follows: “This route is exceedingly obvious in spring conditions. The route climbs from the valley bottom in north branch of Scott Creek to the summit. Climbed May 4th, 2020. By May 10th the top sections of Alpine ice were broken and discontinuous. Leave Scott Canyon trailhead early enough to descend on firm neve. I saw no evidence of others having passed this way and know of no other ascents but the line is very inviting. Ice axe and crampons are necessary.

The top of route is in the sunlight/shadow interface. Neil Gleichman Photo

The top of route is in the sunlight/shadow interface. Neil Gleichman Photo