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Mt. Evans - mixed, couloirs
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
(Shinzo Abe's) Third Arrow T 
Bad Finger Couloir, The 
Bib (1st Apron), The T 
Black and White T 
Concrete Shoes Won't Help Ya In Da River 
Crystal Couloir 
Diamond Couloir 
Far Right Dihedral (2nd Apron) T 
Ghost, The T 
Goldfinger Couloir 
Iration T 
Lazy Is As Lazy Does T 
Mount Evans Micro Goulotte 
North Face Crag 
North Face Snowfield 
Northwest Couloir T 
Road Less Warren 
Road, The 
Shooting Star T 
Silhouette T 
Snave Direct, The T 
Snave, The 
Snorkmaiden's Surprise 
Sunrise Couloir T 
Tike's Trike T 
Unsorted Routes:

Crystal Couloir 

Steep Snow

Type:  Snow, Alpine, 1420', Grade II
FA: ?
Season: Spring
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Submitted By: Ted Eliason on Jun 4, 2014

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Getting near the rim on NW Evans.


Gary Roach described the Crystal Couloir as, "(a) steep route on the south side of Evans' northwest face. It is a testpiece for skiers...", the couloir can be skied from the west shoulder of Evans down to the Summit Lake parking lot.

When the Mount Evans Road is open Memorial Day weekend, this route can be done car to car from downtown Denver in 8 hours or less. It can also be approached by cycle, road, and trail running shoes.


From Summit Lake, the Crystal is a narrowing couloir below Evans' northwest face--just to the right of The Snave. It receives morning shade and will remain firmer earlier in the day than other Evans' couloirs that recceive early morning sun.


Crampons and ice axe.

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