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Ooh La La Express 

Ooh La La Express 

Mod. Snow

   
Type:  Trad, Snow, Alpine, 500', Grade II
FA: unknown
Season: Summer
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Submitted By: Mark Oveson on Jun 25, 2005
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John leads the way to the exit.

Description 

From the high basin between Ogalalla Peak and "Ooh La La!", ascend the obvious couloir just to the right (north) of the steep northeast face of "Ooh La La!" The route crosses a bergschrund that presented no obstacle on our (June 25) ascent. According to Gerry Roach it can be a significent problem in late summer. Above the 'schrund the snow steepens to about 50 degrees, then backs off for a couple hundred feet, then steepens again near the top. The standard finish turns left at a fork and tops out right on the divide. We stayed right for a narrower finish over a nifty, blunted cornice. The summit of "Ooh La La" is a few hundred yards south up a talus slope.


Protection 

Snow or ice protection if needed. Some rock pro possible.



Photos of Ooh La La Express Slideshow Add Photo
The top out into a meadow.  Hard to tell in this photo, but it is very windy.
The top out into a meadow. Hard to tell in this p...
The long approach to Ooh-la-la
The long approach to Ooh-la-la
Nearing the steep crux of the climb.
Nearing the steep crux of the climb.
Looking down from near the top.
Looking down from near the top.
Our descent route (off Ogalalla Peak) was the rightward slanting snow strip in the background.
Our descent route (off Ogalalla Peak) was the righ...
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