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Routes in McCullough Gulch

Canary Couloir, The T M2-3
Claim Jumper T WI3 M3
Gold Miner's Daughter T WI3 M2-3
Noxious Fumes T M2-3 R
Quandary Couloir T
Tommy Knocker T
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Type: Trad, Mixed, Alpine, 1500 ft, Grade III
FA: First Ski Descent-Taylor B
Page Views: 899 total, 12/month
Shared By: Taylor-B. on Oct 8, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Please respect the mining claims in this area. Details


This route could have some potential ice and mixed climbing in it. I climbed and skied this route in the huge snowfall/windy winter of '10/'11. There were only two pitches of mixed climbing, and the rest was steep snow. This climbs a lot like Dreamweaver in RMNP.


Take CO Hwy 9 up Hoosier Pass to County Rd 850. County Rd 850 takes you along the south side of Quandary Peak up to Blue Lakes. Take a right off of County Rd 850 onto County Rd 851 takes you around the north side of Quandary up McCullough Gulch. In the winter, County Rd 851 is closed due to snow and adds on many miles but not that much vertical to the approach. Follow the same directions as for Claim Jumper, at the beaver ponds hike west up towards the large rock glacier terminal moraine. From the upper parking lot to the base is approximately 1.5-2 hours. You can descend down the standard east ridge.


Small rock rack with some pins and a ice screw. There are a few fixed anchors made from some home-made pitons.