Avg: 3.7 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Al Fowler, Dan Eaton, Ron Cale (1972)|
|Page Views:||584 total · 41/month|
|Shared By:||Steve Papagiannis on Jun 18, 2017|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Following the obvious, steep breach of the montain's north face, this is a steep line offering pleasant exposure, with sustained 60-65 degree snow/ice portions. It stands as one of the steepest couloirs in the High Sierra, save for Ice Nine and Mendel Right. Depending upon the snow year, a bottleneck of rock half way up may involve a few simple mixed moves to surmount. Upon reaching the top of the couloir, either take the 5.6 chimney to the summit. Or drop 40 feet to the other side and enjoy a somewhat exposed, but extremely well-protected, class 4 ramp.