Andrews Creek & The Gash Climbing
Routes in Andrews Creek & The Gash
|Adaptive Methods T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI4 M4|
|Andrews' Tower, North Face T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a M5 PG13|
|Brain Freeze M5+|
|Chockstones of Unusual Size (C.O.U.S.) M6-7|
|Circling Sharks T M8+|
|Flour Power Couloir WI2-|
|Northwest Gully of Sharkstooth|
|Ol' Dawg Chimney T M5 PG13|
|Production, The T M7 PG13|
|Wham Couloir T M4|
|GPS:||40.29, -105.671 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Kurt Johnson on Oct 31, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis covers the area surrounding the upper Andrews Creek drainage and The Gash, starting roughly from just beyond the Cathedral Wall to the south and Zowie to the north, all the way west to Andrews Glacier and the basin that makes up The Gash to the south. While there isn't much (if any) ice here, this area is chockful of couloirs, at least 10 alone on the south face of Otis that I've never heard anything about and several more in the Gash.
Andrews' Tower, North Face, III 3 M5, 5p, 800'.
Northwest Gully of Sharkstooth, snow, 3p.
Ol' Dawg Chimney, M5, 4p, 700'.
Chiropractic Couloir, snow, 8p.
Andrews Glacier, snow, 5p, 1000'.
Flour Power Couloir, WI2- steep snow, 1000'.
Adaptive Methods, III 9 WI4 M4, 4p, 800'.
The Production, IV M7 PG-13, 5p, 800'.
Brain Freeze, IV M5+, 8p, 1000'.
Chockstones of Unusual Size (C.O.U.S.), III M6-7, 4p, 800'.
Wham Couloir , M4, 3p, 400'.
Getting ThereHead up the trail to The Loch, and about a half mile beyond you'll cross a small log bridge over a creek (Andrews Creek) immediately after which you'll see a sign for Andrews Glacier. This trail doesn't see much traffic during the snowy months, so often times it's difficult to follow (it doesn't get packed down much either, so you usually end up post-holing), but if all else fails, follow the creek. Eventually it curves around to the left and suddenly opens up to reveal the spectacular south face of Otis (including Zowie) and way off to the west, Andrews Glacier. You can't see much of The Gash from here, but it's the basin just left (south) of Andrews Glacier with the dramatic spire of Sharkstooth at its end.
Classic Climbing Routes at Andrews Creek & The Gash
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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