Type: Ice, Snow, Alpine, 1000 ft, Grade III
FA: unknown
Page Views: 2,362 total · 25/month
Shared By: Bill Duncan on Apr 15, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This ascends the long couloir between McHenry's Peak and Powell Peak. The couloir is usually full of firm snow, but it can change into black ice by August or so. From the top of the gully, steep but easy climbing leads to either summit.

It should be noted that this couloir has also been skied before.

Protection

A mixture of snow/ice/rock gear is recommended if you plan to protect this climb.

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Martin le Roux
Superior, CO
Martin le Roux   Superior, CO
Do not - repeat, not - do as we did and attempt this in late August. The top of couloir had melted out, and we had to climb up loose, microwave-sized blocks perched on 50 degree mud. It might be a nice climb earlier in the summer. Sep 1, 2013