Type: Snow, Alpine, 3 pitches
FA: unknown
Page Views: 1,614 total · 11/month
Shared By: Kurt Johnson on Nov 2, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

On the west side of Sharkstooth as seen from The Gash lies a short but steep winter snow climb. It's neither a distinctive feature nor a destination, but it's a fun little jaunt in a magnificant location, giving the climber amazing views of both the Andrews Creek drainage and the Sky Pond Cirque.

Location

Head up toward Andrews Glacier and turn left into the Gash toward Sharkstooth. I climbed the right-hand gully immediately next to the spire, but there are a couple variations to the right (west). I call it a gully rather than a couloir since it's not as distinct as a typical couloir.

Protection

It's a good solo, but it can be protected with either pickets or a light rock rack.

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Greg Sievers
Bozeman, MT
Greg Sievers   Bozeman, MT
I reached this point by climbing a couloir up the south side, and after a short downclimb here, skied this line. Indeed a fun place to play. Mar 26, 2008
James Kersey
  Steep Snow
James Kersey  
  Steep Snow
Climbed 2/27/2016 with pretty good snow conditions. Downclimbed the south side eventually ending up at Sky Pond. Downclimbing was at least as steep as the climb up.

Saw two descent options. The more easterly (closer to Sharkstooth) looked thin, so we moved west and were able to stay on snow for the entire descent. Feb 28, 2016