Corbet's Couloir Rock Climbing
Areas in Corbet's Couloir
North Side 0 / 5 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 5
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DescriptionCorbet's Couloir is perhaps the most infamous ski run in the nation, but it still offers up some fun after the snow melts. There are approximately twenty climbing routes strewn about this area, ranging from 5.7 to 5.13. The routes are mostly single pitch sport, though a few trad lines exist (also single pitch). The rock is a type of dolomitic limestone (I think, correct me if I'm wrong), and the routes tend to require solid technical skills and a certain tolerance for sharp holds.
The unfortunate drawback to this alpine sport climbing paradise is its approach. The only practical way to reach the crag is to take the tram to the top of the Rendezvous Mountain, which will set you back ~ $25 dollars per person. Still, this a beautiful and fun area to climb, and the high elevation (around 10,400 ft) makes it a great choice for a hot day.
Getting ThereTake the tram to the top of Rendezvous Peak. You should be able to spot the cragging near the top and on your left on the way up the tram.
Approach: Head down the obvious Corbet's trail until you reach the top of Corbet's Couloir (~5 minutes). Scramble down the obvious weakness on the couloir's left side (class 3) to reach the base of the routes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Corbet's Couloir
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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