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Routes in Grand Mogul
|Chockstone Couloir T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Steep Snow|
|Type:||Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1200 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||Iowa Mountaineers 1957|
|Page Views:||777 total, 41/month|
|Shared By:||Zach Weyn on May 30, 2016|
|Admins:||WAGbag, Mike Engle|
DescriptionThe Chockstone Couloir is a north facing gash that splits the mountain in two. About halfway up the route, a large truck sized boulder called the Chockstone presents a sometimes significant obstacle. Depending on the time of year, the Chockstone can be climbed around on mixed rock, ice, and snow, or climbed directly as a 5.4 rock climb. Below the Chockstone the snow is 40 degrees, and above the route it steepens to 50 degrees with short 55 degree roll offs.
Descent can be made by scrambling down the east side toward an alpine lake visible from the summit. From there, exit the bowl heading north/northeast for gentler terrain and head toward Redfish Lake. A trail skirts the outside of the lake, making for a quick route back to camp.