The Bad Finger Couloir
Avg: 3.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Alpine, 1000 ft, 4 pitches|
|Page Views:||3,248 total · 28/month|
|Shared By:||Jason Kaplan on Jun 3, 2008|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a super aesthetic couloir looker's right of Goldfinger. This is a well-known snow climb apparently published in Roach's 13er book, I only know it as a descent however. Going down the crux was getting over the cornice and into the line then crossing the 2 foot deep by 2 foot wide runnel numerous times as the couloir is pretty narrow for its entire length. I am guessing it clocks in around 55 degrees.
Good timing is imperative on this one as too early going down is dangerous, too late you see why the runnel is there and it's scary.