Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Ice, Snow, 1600 ft (485 m)|
|Page Views:||554 total · 18/month|
|Shared By:||Ryan Marsters on Jun 8, 2018|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
In early season, expect snow up to 55 degrees. In later season, you might encounter AI2 with bits of scrambling.
There are a couple start options. Skiers generally take the prominent apron/gully further northwest, and climbers might opt for a narrower left-angling finger further right/southeast which intersects the overall right-trending line and hitting the South/North Arapaho Traverse about 700 feet northwest of South Arapaho in the class 2 section. The general couloir meanders up the prominent west-southwest gully with a few short traverses potentially required.
Go left for the Class 3 traverse to North, or go right at Class 2 to hit South and the trail.
Approach as for Skywalker from 4th of July Trailhead or stick closer to the main drainage. Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours from the trailhead (closed in winter/early spring).