Turf War Couloir
M4 Steep Snow
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 900 ft, Grade III|
|FA:||J. Fox(?), 10/22/2011|
|Page Views:||860 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||J. Fox on Oct 24, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis route is located at the end of the NE ridge of Jasper Peak. From the 4th of July trailhead and just below Skywalker Couloir on South Arapaho, look west to the east-facing buttress coming off the NE ridge and you will see two thin snow routes.
I climbed the right fork/couloir and took the left branch of this line at the top putting me just below the summit.
I soloed the route and in an October ascent and encountered good snow, bad snow, and moderate mixed climbing through rock bands to avoid the bad snow. In spring, this may be an all-snow route. In fall, expect to climb rock as well. The crux for me was the rock bands about mid-route and the thin snow high in the left branch near the top.
I named this route "Turf War" due to the fact that when I climbed it, I encountered mixed climbing on snow, ice, s'nice, rock, etc. It was a fight all the way to the top. Steep thin snow over rock in the last 200' or so.
*If anyone knows whether or not this route has already had an ascent or not, let me know and I'll change those details.