Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Snow, Alpine, 1420 ft, Grade II|
|Page Views:||600 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Ted Eliason on Jun 4, 2014|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a line comparable to Dragon's Tail Couloir in Rocky Mountain National Park. It is super-accessible with a good length from the parking lot of Summit Lake.
Gary Roach describes the Diamond Couloir as "(a) mixed tour (that) provides a sensuous snow slope capped by a rock challenge." The mixed is 4th class and does not require roping up or placing gear.
Climb the steepening snow until it ends below the cliffs. Roach says, "stay East (left) of some steep rock and climb 2 Class 4 pitches to reach Evans' West Ridge just East of Point 14,246." There is some tat hanging from climbers that went right.
This route can be skied from the rim with an inelegant line around the left rock step, which is a Class 4 mixed move. The better line starts at the top of the final rock step.