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Feather Couloir (North Couloir) AI2
North Ridge T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Northeast Face T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Southeast Slope T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a

Description

West of the main crest but higher, the pinnacled North Ridge gives it it's feathered appearance. It's remote and worthy of attention and looks particularly impressive from Bear Creek Spire.

One of my personal favorites.

Getting There

Take the Pine Creek Road off Highway 395 to the Pine Creek trailhead, by the Tungsten Mill. Hike up an old road which switchbacks its way monotonously up to the forest, then round the corner and into the much better scenery at Pine Lake. Head around the north side of the lake and take the trail, past Upper Pine Lake, to Honeymoon Lake, continue to follow the trail to Granite Park – but cut south west when above the lake and head cross-country up and over Royce Pass (11,680ft). Head straight west to a wonderful gravel spot just north of the middle (largest) of Royce Lakes. A spectacular spot which I lovingly call “The Hall of the Mountain Gods”.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Feather Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
AI2
Feather Couloir (North Couloir)
Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
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Feather Couloir (North Coul… AI2 Ice, Alpine 4 pitches
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Cory Harelson
Boise, ID
Cory Harelson   Boise, ID
Wow TTriche, awesome trip report! I was just up there climbing the Feather Couloir in ice conditions. Which of the couloirs did you guys ski? I may need to get back there this winter . . . Sep 27, 2010
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Love that crossing Royce Lakes picture...URL is now dead - any chance of breathing life into it? Aug 6, 2007
ttriche
Altadena, CA
ttriche   Altadena, CA
The north face couloirs are also an epic ski descent.

Trip report, with photos, from Javier:

namascar.net/index/mountani… Aug 3, 2007

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