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Feather Couloir (North Couloir) 

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Type:  Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 700', Grade II
Consensus: AI2 [details]
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Season: Fall
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Submitted By: Cory on Sep 27, 2010

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Kevin following the second ice pitch

Description 

This is a fun climb in an excellent setting.

When we climbed this in late September 2010 the bottom half of the couloir consisted of nice neve, and the top half consisted of 4 pitches of beautiful plastic ice.

We soloed up the neve and started properly belaying where the ice began. The ice gets progressively steeper until the top of the couloir. After topping out turn left and climb 70' of class 3 to the summit. Enjoy the spectacular view!

Location 

From the Royce Lakes climb up the north side of Feather Peak to the obvious couloir.

Protection 

Ice screws, and a handful of cams and nuts. Rock pro for anchors on the sides of the couloir was readily available.


Photos of Feather Couloir (North Couloir) Slideshow Add Photo
Kevin leading pitch 3
Kevin leading pitch 3
Feather Peak (right) and Royce Peak (left) above Royce Lakes
BETA PHOTO: Feather Peak (right) and Royce Peak (left) above R...
Cory leading pitch 4
Cory leading pitch 4
View from the summit straight down to Royce Lakes
View from the summit straight down to Royce Lakes

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By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Sep 28, 2010

Good description and photos; nice work.
By 213blc
From: THA WEST COAST
Mar 24, 2011
rating: AI1

Enjoyable ski run with awesome views. Fun terrain to play in after you ride the chute along the CoCoLa.