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Routes in "Ooh La La!"

Ooh La La Express T
Type: Trad, Alpine, 500 ft, Grade II
FA: unknown
Page Views: 117 total, 1/month
Shared By: Mark Oveson on Jun 24, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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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.

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