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Routes in McCullough Gulch

Canary Couloir, The T M2-3 Steep Snow
Claim Jumper T WI3 M3
Gold Miner's Daughter T WI3 M2-3 Steep Snow
Noxious Fumes T M2-3 Steep Snow R
Quandary Couloir T Steep Snow
Tommy Knocker T Steep Snow
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Type: Trad, Snow, Alpine, 2000 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 580 total · 12/month
Shared By: Taylor-B. on Sep 19, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The Quandary Couloir is a great alternative to the over-rated, double fall line, mogul run Monte Cristo Couloir.

The Quandary Couloir entrance is just a few hundred feet below the summit, along the east ridge, and drops down the north side for about 2000 feet into McCullough Gulch and for a grand total of 3000+ feet back to the road. The couloir is on average 40* and has a short 45* roll over in the middle. This line is prone to avalanches due to its north-facing nature and strong cross loading capabilities from the consistent westerly winds that plague the area.

Approach: depending on TH conditions and personal ambition, you can either start at the winter TH or if the road is snow free at the McCullough Gulch TH.

Protection

Crampons, ice axe and skis/snowboard.

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