Type: Trad, Mixed, 1500 ft (455 m), Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Derek Howe on Jun 7, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Begin route as you would Skywalker. At the top of the right-hand (east) scree field, turn right, and begin up, aiming for a rockband with running water that marks the start of the “central” couloir. Climb the rock band (slabby 4th class) by any of the many options. Continue up 30-40 degree snow until you reach an obvious constriction (800 feet), where the snow kicks back to about 50 degrees. Climb up and through the narrow passage, and look for a shallow corner in the upper right-hand side of the wall. A short scramble (low 5th class) will bring you to 50 feet of snow (this may be more easy/moderate scrambling in low snow years). Ascend this portion to a “fork”. You can exit left with a few short 5th class moves that may require rock pro given the consequence of a fall, or traverse out right and scramble up easier ground to the upper snow field (our line on 6/5/16). From here, you can head northwest to the summit, or east to the descent trail.

This is a very aesthetic and fun line and is highly recommended to avoid the crowds on Skywalker!


This is the "central" couloir directly east of Skywalker.


A light rock rack may help during low snow years.