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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

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Description

The 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.

Protection

Basic alpine gear: some screws, slings, and possibly rock gear if you want to explore.

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Baird Morrish
Nederland, Co
Baird Morrish   Nederland, Co
I would be interested in climbing this over the weekend. Let me know if you're interested. Either way, can you give me more specific beta on where this is at in Gray's/Torrey's area? Nov 22, 2012
Brian Tessier
Lakehood, Colorado
Brian Tessier   Lakehood, Colorado
11-17-12
Route looked solid as of today, unfortunately I did not have a partner. Nov 19, 2012