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Northeast Snowfield and Couloir
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Routes in Mount Fryxell (Peak 11270 at head of Paintbrush Canyon)
|Leaping Deer Couloir T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a WI2 R|
|Northeast Snowfield and Couloir T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a R|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1400 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||Unknown. Peter Lenz climbed it on July 16th, 2016|
|Page Views:||207 total, 13/month|
|Shared By:||PeterSLenz on Jul 23, 2016|
If you stay over night in Paintbrush Canyon, you will need too obtain a permit at Jenny Lake Ranger Station Details
DescriptionThis route ascends the snow slope and couloir Northeast of the summit formation. (Couloir on right in photo.) The crux is the narrow (5-10 feet wide) upper couloir. Gain the Northwest ridge and scramble to summit. Descent: descend NE Ridge past the top of the NE couloir to small notch, and descend moderate snow slopes into Paintbrush Canyon.
I do not recommend traveling a long distance for this route alone, but if you are hiking the Paintbrush Canyon Loop, and have an ice axe and crampons with you anyway, this is a superb addition to your journey.
A round trip from a high camp can easily be accomplished in 4-5 hours from Upper Paintbrush Canyon.
This route could be skied by a skilled person, under the right conditions.
LocationFrom Upper Paintbrush Canyon, this route is the snow slope and couloir immediately North of the summit.
I descended the Northwest ridge to a small notch, then descended a series of moderate snow slopes to my camp in Upper Paintbrush Canyon