All Locations > Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Colorado Spring… > Pike's Peak > North Face of Pike's Peak
M2-3 Mod. Snow PG13
Avg: 2.6 from 9 votes
|Type:||Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 600 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||2,213 total · 33/month|
|Shared By:||LawHous on Mar 16, 2013|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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.
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.