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North Couloir WI2-
Type: Ice, Alpine, 1500 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: rhyang on Oct 17, 2010
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Couloir is about 40 degrees maximum. About 3/4 of the way up the couloir turns left.

In the late summer / early fall this last part may be partially melted out, making for some easy mixed climbing.

Location

From Lake Wit-So-Nah-Pah, head up to Constance Lake. Ascend a moraine to the glacier at the base.

Descent: head down the northwest, following scree slopes to a saddle, then north back to Lake Wit-So-Nah-Pah.

Protection

Ice screws in late summer / early fall, maybe pickets in the winter / spring. The rock quality is not good, but an alpine rack would probably suffice if you are creative.
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Followed the left branch but didn't like the look of the summit terrain, came back down a bit and took a lower right branch which led nicely up a few steps to a wonderful summit ridge - April early 90's. Dec 17, 2012
213blc
THA WEST COAST
  AI1 Mod. Snow
213blc   THA WEST COAST
  AI1 Mod. Snow
FAbulous ski descent! Don't miss the amazing geology of Convict Canyon during the approach/return to the car. Mar 24, 2011