Northwest Ice Couloir
Avg: 3.1 from 16 votes
Routes in Middle Teton
|Buckingham (SE) Ridge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Chouinard Ridge T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c|
|Dike Pinnacle North Face T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Dike route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Ellingwood Couloir T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a AI2 Steep Snow|
|Middle Finger, Northwall, Inge's T 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c WI1 A1|
|Middle Teton Glacier Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a AI2 Mod. Snow|
|North Ridge T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Northwest Ice Couloir T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2-3|
|Southwest Couloir T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a|
|Type:||Trad, Ice, Alpine, 1000 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||June 16, 1961. Peter Lev and James Greig.|
|Page Views:||6,184 total, 70/month|
|Shared By:||Frosty Weller on Aug 31, 2010|
DescriptionThe Northwest Ice Couloir is a great alpine outing that involves moderate rock, snow and ice climbing in an outrageous setting. It even tops out a literal hex toss distance from the summit of the Middle Teton.
The route gets icier (and better) later in the season.
2-6 pitches. Depending on how you choose to run the pitches, this could go in as little as 2 with a lot of simul-climbing. (We did it in 3 with a big simul in the middle for pitch 2.)
The route apparently has the nickname "Harry's Highway". (Curious as to where that came from if anyone knows.)
Descend the Southwest Couloir via Class 3.