No Name Couloir
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
Routes in McClellan Mountain (Gray's & Torrey's area)
|No Name Couloir WI3 PG13|
|Type:||Ice, Alpine, 1300 ft|
|FA:||Ben Marshall, Jake Norton|
|Page Views:||1,546 total, 19/month|
|Shared By:||Jake-Norton on Mar 30, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe No Name Couloir is an obvious line up the West Face of Mount McClellan from the Gray's & Torrey's parking lot. (This was possibly a first ascent by Ben Marshall and me in mid-March, 2001, although it seems hard to believe no one climbed this before as it's quite obvious.)
The crux is the obvious ice, perhaps 50 feet, at the bottom of the couloir, about WI3. From there, 30 - 50 degree snow and ice (depending on conditions) take you for the remainder of the 1400 foot route to the top. There is lots of good potential for deviating off the main couloir to nice rock on both sides.
Descent is down the obvious, prominent drainage to climber's right (south) of the route. Walk off.