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Center Couloir of Three Little Pigs (Flying W)
M2 Mod. Snow
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|Type:||Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 600 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||200 total · 21/month|
|Shared By:||Furthermore on Jun 4, 2017|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe one redeeming quality of this route is the short approach. If you don't like the 7:30 AM toll gate opening time, start earlier, and suffer the long approach from the Crags Trailhead.
From the parking area, hike into the north face cirque above Glen Cove. Continue hiking to the base of the Three Little Pigs Couloir (AKA: Flying W) on the left (east) side of the cirque. Climb the center couloir, and when the couloir narrows, the large crux chockstone becomes apparent. Surmount the 8-12 foot crux, and continue climbing on moderate snow through an enjoyable granite gateway to the top. Another 400 feet of grinding talus covered snow will lead you to Devil's Playground.
For those who want to keep this a moderate snow climb, the crux chockstone can be bypassed on the left up broken ledges.