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Cauliflower Couloir aka Rich's Ditch T Steep Snow
North Face via Worthington Glacier T AI2-3 Steep Snow
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Type: Trad, Snow, Alpine, 3000 ft
FA: First Descent: Rich ??
Page Views: 946 total · 26/month
Shared By: Taylor-B. on Jul 24, 2015
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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Description

The Cauliflower Couloir is a striking objective that is lined with rime ice on its vertical side walls and hence its namesake. This peak is also very important historically for it was the center stage for the World Extreme Skiing Championships.

There are a few options to access this route. Park at mile marker 28 and meander up the lateral moraine benches until you are under the alluvial fan that forms the Catchers Mitt. The Cauliflower Couloir is 40-45 deg of steep snow, be wary on warm or sunny days for the the couloir is known to spit down chunks of rime ice and rock due to its solar aspect. The peak is also prone to strong out flow north winds which can create hazardous avalanche conditions. It is also possible to easily traverse into the couloir from the summit for a ski/snowboard descent.

Protection

Crampons and ice axe.

Photos

Locals name is Rich's ditch. Named for the first descent. Jul 29, 2015

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