Type: Snow, 700 ft (212 m)
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Giles Eperon on Jun 5, 2023
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Having descended into the north side basin of Sundance, you can scope out the lines up several couloirs.

The easiest option (moderate snow, ~45-60 degrees) takes a wider line that tops out in a notch just to the northwest of the summit. The topout can be guarded by a cornice, so watch out for that. We took an alternative, steeper topout to the right as we ascended to the top, because it looked fun.

Several other options exist too - a steeper and narrower couloir with steep snow leads directly to the summit, described in Dave Cooper's guidebook (it had a big cornice when we were there), and there's another fun looking one further to the north - unclear if that's been climbed or how steep it is.

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Once in the basin to the north of Sundance Mountain, the couloirs should be visible. The easiest line is just to the northwest of the summit.

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Pickets might be useful for the steeper options.