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From: Smog Lake City, Utah
May 14, 2008
The Memorial Couloirs can offer a quick descent from the North Summit climbs. We've been summit to car in less than 40 minutes using the main chute when it's filled with snow (without snow it become far more treacherous and should be avoided; also, with snow, wall to wall wet slides are possible).
Use caution though- the obvious line out of the immediate saddle cliffs out. The main line is a little less obvious and the entire length to the canyon floor is visible from the top treed headwall. There used to be a fixed line out of the 'Chimney' notch into the couloirs but I think it finally rotted out.
Anyhow, the main chute deposits you back in North's Fork (couple of short route-finding downclimbs), near where, on the ascent, you turn right into the 'hidden couloir' route to the Great Chimney. In the right conditions it's a fun exit to an occasionally tortuous descent.
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