The Canary Couloir
M2-3 Steep Snow
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 1500 ft, Grade III|
|FA:||FA?, First ski descent- Taylor B.|
|Page Views:||517 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Taylor-B. on Sep 18, 2014|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Please respect the mining claims in this area. Details
DescriptionThis route takes the striking couloir-weakness up the north face of Quandary. It is prudent to have a good freeze and an early start in order to minimize the primary objective hazard of rockfall from the east-facing side of the couloir that gets early AM sun.
Depending on snow and ice conditions, there are 3-4 cruxes that merit a rope at M2-3+, very condition dependent. There "looks" to be a 3rd class escape gully halfway up on the climber's left that will take you to the east ridge.
Descend: the East ridge is the topout, or ski it with 2-3 rappels in a good snow year.