Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 2000 ft|
|Page Views:||485 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Taylor-B. on Sep 19, 2014|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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DescriptionThe 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.