Feather Couloir (North Couloir)
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|Type: ||Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 700', Grade II|
|Consensus: ||AI1-2 [details]|
|Submitted By: ||Cory on Sep 27, 2010|
BETA PHOTO: Feather Peak (right) and Royce Peak (left) above R...
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!
From the Royce Lakes climb up the north side of Feather Peak to the obvious couloir.
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
Kevin following the second ice pitch
Kevin leading pitch 3
Cory leading pitch 4
View from the summit straight down to Royce Lakes
|Comments on Feather Couloir (North Couloir)
|By J. Albers|
Sep 28, 2010
Good description and photos; nice work.
From: THA WEST COAST
Mar 24, 2011
Enjoyable ski run with awesome views. Fun terrain to play in after you ride the chute along the CoCoLa.