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Routes in Mt. Evans - mixed, couloirs

(Shinzo Abe's) Third Arrow T WI4 M5
Bad Finger Couloir, The
Bib (1st Apron), The T M3-
Black and White T WI4-5 M5-6
Concrete Shoes Won't Help Ya In Da River WI4- M4+
Crystal Couloir
Diamond Couloir 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Double Dragon (right side) WI3 M3
Far Right Dihedral (2nd Apron) T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a M3
Ghost, The T WI6 M10 R
Goldfinger Couloir PG13
Iration T WI3+ M3-4
Lazy Is As Lazy Does T M5
Mount Evans Micro Goulotte AI4 M3
North Face Crag WI2-3 M3-4 PG13
North Face Snowfield
Northwest Couloir T WI2
Road Less Warren WI4-5 M5
Road, The WI3 M4
Shooting Star T WI7 M9
Silhouette T WI6+ M9 R
Snave Direct, The T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b WI2-3 M1-2
Snave, The 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b WI2-
Snorkmaiden's Surprise WI3 M4
Sunrise Couloir T
Telepherique M1-2
Tike's Trike T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WI4 M5+ A3 R
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Type: Alpine, 1420 ft, Grade II
FA: unknown
Page Views: 755 total, 18/month
Shared By: Ted Eliason on Jun 4, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Gary Roach described the Crystal Couloir as, "(a) steep route on the south side of Evans' northwest face. It is a testpiece for skiers...", the couloir can be skied from the west shoulder of Evans down to the Summit Lake parking lot.

When the Mount Evans Road is open Memorial Day weekend, this route can be done car to car from downtown Denver in 8 hours or less. It can also be approached by cycle, road, and trail running shoes.

Location

From Summit Lake, the Crystal is a narrowing couloir below Evans' northwest face--just to the right of The Snave. It receives morning shade and will remain firmer earlier in the day than other Evans' couloirs that recceive early morning sun.

Protection

Crampons and ice axe.

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