AI1 Mod. Snow
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 400 ft, Grade II|
|Page Views:||967 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||Petsfed on Jun 17, 2012|
One of the shorter proper couloirs in the Snowies. Climb between the couloir between two rock pillars, passing an island of rock near the top. Climb increases in steepness from about 35 to 40-45 degrees throughout the climb.
From the Mirror Lake Trailhead, hike along the Lakes Trail until just north of Lookout Lake. Scramble and bushwhack to the northern margin of Old Main, and traverse north until you reach the base of couloir that looks like either a goose bending its head around a rock near the top, or a fishhook (depending on the season). Climb the couloir, then descend by turning north, tagging the summit of Medicine Bow Peak and taking the Sugar Loaf trail back to the Lakes trail. Alternately, turn south and take the Medicine Bow Trail down to Lake Marie, which is longer.