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Feather Couloir (North Couloir) AI2
North Ridge T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Northeast Face T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Southeast Slope T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Type: Trad, Alpine
FA: David Brower July 1933
Page Views: 498 total, 4/month
Shared By: Chris Owen on Aug 4, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Posted here because it's the descent route.

There's an obvious short snow couloir (talus in late season) at the left end of the Southeast Ridge. Climb up this, cross over to the south side then follow Class 3 rocks below the crest of the ridge to the summit.

Protection

Ice Axe when there's snow.

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Cory Harelson
Boise, ID
Cory Harelson   Boise, ID
We used this as the descent from Feather Peak after climbing Feather Couloir. Descend down the Southeast slope, trending left towards the saddle between Feather and Royce Peaks. The southeast slope consisted of intermittent 3rd class downclimbing, and loose sandy slogging. You may need to drop a little below the saddle and climb back up to it on the loose sand . . .

Once at the saddle downclimb more 3rd class until you are forced onto the couloir which was mostly hard neve in September. There was a rap anchor on top of the couloir too, but I'm not sure if you'd be able to rap all the way down. . . Sep 27, 2010