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East Couloir T WI2
Flattop Gully
Hourglass, The T WI3
Ptarmigan Glacier Mod. Snow
West Couloir T WI2-3 M2
Type: Trad, Mixed, Ice
FA: unknown
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Shared By: ClimbandMine on Dec 13, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

West Couloir is the right of the three Flattop Mountain Couloirs at the head of Odessa Gorge. The first 500' is beautiful 50-60 degree alpine ice in the summer, which then necks down and turns to snow. If its melting out, there will be a 1-foot wide ridge of snow with trenches between it and the rock in the neck of the couloir that makes the climb interesting and provides a touch of mixed climbing in late summer. 200' of 55-60 degree snow to the top.

Protection

Might want pickets, a couple screws, and a few nuts.

Photos

Andy Leach
Denver, CO
Andy Leach   Denver, CO
I climbed it April 22, 2007. I shot this video: leachfam.com/securearea/1mo… Apr 24, 2007
ClimbandMine  
 
In the pic, East Couloir's on the left, Hourglass in the middle, West Couloir on the right. Cheers! Mar 1, 2002