Thunderbolt (Lightening Bolt) Couloir [Edit]
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Snow, Alpine, 2000 ft|
|Page Views:||152 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Mat Brunton on Jul 19, 2017|
|Admins:||Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer|
A classic steep/extreme ski descent in the Chugach Front Range (FRange). Also a classic alpine snow climb that's a step up from Ptarmigan North. May require down-climbing as a ski descent based on conditions, skill, and comfort level. Crampons (boot & ski) are advisable for skiers, as is an axe or ice tool (or at least a whippet). Steep and exposed for most of the 2000'+.
NW O'Malley Peak above Black Lake.
Steep snow with possible rock steps on thin years. There's usually a rocky choke in the lower 1/3 and a short section of easy mixed climbing if you want to top out to the ridge.
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