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Routes in North Face of Pike's Peak

66 Years of Fun WI3 M5
Blind Assumption T WI5 M5
Blind Luck T WI4 M5
Center Couloir of Three Little Pigs (Flying W) M2
Left Couloir of Three Little Pigs (Flying W)
Ole 6, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c WI3 M6+
Right Couloir of Three Little Pigs (Flying W) M2-3 PG13
Three Dragons T M7
Toga Party T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI3-4 M5-
Total Abandon T WI4+ M4-5
Y Couloir
Type: Mixed, Alpine, 600 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: unknown
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Shared By: LawHous on Mar 16, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The crux of the climb is highly dependent on when you climb the route. If you're climbing in early spring/late winter, there are two somewhat difficult sections where you must climb over large chockstone boulders in crampons. It is sketchy to cross and hard to protect. In late spring, the crux is the first chockstone.

Location

Drive up the toll road and park near Glen Cove. Hike to base of Three Little Pigs (Flying W) couloir system. This is the obvious couloir system which creates a W shape when all three couloirs are formed. The W is on the climber's left of Little Italy. This climb is the farthest right couloir.

Protection

Snow anchors (pickets, flukes), small to medium nuts, and small to medium cams.

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Nick Crews
Colorado Springs
Nick Crews   Colorado Springs
Went up there today and skied them. The middle Pig had a mandatory ~8 foot air at the bottom. The looker's right Pig was hairier and had a mandatory 15 foot in the semi-constricted middle section. You better be real good at skiing, or have some crampons and an axe and be real comfortable downclimbing. May 2, 2015
Jikimika Dinglehoffer   Lander, Wy
Anyone know of a ski descent? Apr 13, 2015