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Black Spider - Three Little Monkeys (Burkhardt-Getlin) T WI4+ M5- Steep Snow X
Cooper Spur T Mod. Snow X
Devil's Kitchen Headwall (DKH) - Left Variation AI2-3 Steep Snow PG13
Devil's Kitchen Headwall (DKH) - Right Variation AI2-3 Mod. Snow
Elliot Glacier Headwall 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b AI2-3 Steep Snow
Flying Buttress (DKH V3) AI2 Mod. Snow
Leuthold Couloir T Mod. Snow
North Face Right Gully T WI3+ Mod. Snow
Ravine T WI3 M4 Mod. Snow
Reid Glacier Headwall AI3 Steep Snow
Sandy Glacier Headwall T Mod. Snow PG13
South Side Route T Easy Snow PG13
Sunshine Route Mod. Snow
West Crater Rim Route (WCR) Mod. Snow
Wy'East Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Mod. Snow
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Type: Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300 ft, Grade III
FA: Jim Mount, Ralph Calkin - Sept 4 1932
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Shared By: Karsten Duncan on Feb 1, 2006 with updates from Kyle Tarry
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

This is a fine route that opens up spectacular views of the Reid glacier and inspiring views of Yokum Ridge.

While technically it doesn't require much more skill than the southside route, the Leuthold's couloir route entails crossing some crevassed terrain and avalanche prone slopes.

The usual start is the same as South side routes. As you pass the Silcox hut begin to gradually trend left heading towards llumination saddle formed by a large noticeable rock on SE side of Mountain. After crossing over the saddle drop down onto the Reid glacier. As you drop down traverse to the right toward Yokum Ridge. Pass several couloirs on the right until you basically hit the steep wall of Yokum ridge. Once there turn right and enter into Leuthold couloir proper. Follow the couloir as it narrows and winds up the mountain. As the couloir ends and opens up continue up easy slopes to the summit ridge and onto the summit.

Descend down south side route.

Protection

30m rope, pickets
Don Morris
Golden, CO
 
Don Morris   Golden, CO
 
Route climbed April 21, 2012. Traverse from Illumination Rock to Leuthold Couloir went high due to plenty of snow. Signs of avalanches from previous weeks snowfall were evident as slab. A few fracture lines were visible as well. During the traverse and climb in the couloir I had a mix of compacted snow, ice, neve, hollow snow and sugar. Most of the time it was compacted snow or ice. Beautiful climb. May 12, 2012

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