Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Ice, Alpine, 1200 ft, Grade II|
|Page Views:||209 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||Timothy Place on Jun 10, 2014|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis starts out gently at 30 degrees and sweeps up steeper and steeper as it narrows toward the top.
The top is split by rock out crops into 3 possible exits, depending the conditions and choice of exit. For example, on June 8, 2014: the left side was guarded by a large, overhanging cornice; the middle chute was 80 degree thin snow from a melted cornice; and the right side was 55-60 degrees of somewhat unconsolidated snow. At some points later in the season it is possible for the right side to be a pitch of blue water ice.
Get an early start and try to be on top by 9 AM. As the sun warms, the walls' rock releases into the couloir.
LocationDrive up the 4WD road to Yankee Boy Basin as far as you can. Then boot up as far as possible. Crampons are likely to be needed at some point if you are early in the season.
The route starts at the obvious couloir sweeping up the north side of the mountain from Yankee Boy Basin, opposite Sneffels.
Descend via the standard route.