Type: Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 600 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: unknown
Page Views: 2,274 total · 33/month
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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Jikimika Dinglehoffer   Lander, Wy
Anyone know of a ski descent? Apr 13, 2015
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