Mountain Project Logo
To save paper & ink, use the [Hide] controls next to photos and comments so you only print what you need.

East couloir

Mod. Snow, Snow, Alpine, 2000 ft, Grade II,  Avg: 2 from 2 votes
FA: unknown
California > High Sierra > 14 - Whitney &… > Mt Irvine
Access Issue: Certain Peaks: Access limited from May to October every year Details

Description

An enjoyable spring outing to the summit of Mt Irvine. Also likely the quickest, and most direct route to the summit.
About 2000' of moderate (30 degree) snow climbing up a prominent couloir. The top of the couloir deposits you very close to the summit. A short scramble along the ridge brings you to the summit

Location

Take the Meysan lakes trail, head up to the right of the lake. The obvious couloir to the right of the buttress.

Protection

Ice axe, crampons

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

East couloir
[Hide Photo] East couloir