WI3-4 Mod. Snow
Avg: 3.5 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 1600 ft (485 m), 8 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||John D. Mendenhall - 1931|
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|Shared By:||Preston Rhea on Nov 4, 2013|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
The first pitch is this waterfall and is the crux of the route. Once established in the couloir, easy to moderate snow climbing leads up to the fork or "Y". Take the left branch towards the summit. Part of the way up the branch a short WI3 pitch may be encountered.
The route is a funnel of debris and has serious problems with rockfall. It is only safe when full from the very bottom to the very top with snow and some may add only when climbed before the sun hits it in the morning. Regardless, do not spend longer than you have to on route.
To descend, walk off via the eastern slopes. Descending the Northwest Couloir is not recommended due to the potential for rockfall.