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Cauliflower Couloir aka Rich's Ditch T 
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Cauliflower Couloir aka Rich's Ditch 

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 3000'
Original: Steep Snow [details]
FA: First Descent: Rich ??
Season: Winter and Spring
Page Views: 928
Submitted By: Taylor-B. on Jul 25, 2015

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The Cauliflower Couloir is a striking objective that is lined with rime ice on its vertical side walls and hence its namesake. This peak is also very important historically for it was the center stage for the World Extreme Skiing Championships.

There are a few options to access this route. Park at mile marker 28 and meander up the lateral moraine benches until you are under the alluvial fan that forms the Catchers Mitt. The Cauliflower Couloir is 40-45 deg of steep snow, be wary on warm or sunny days for the the couloir is known to spit down chunks of rime ice and rock due to its solar aspect. The peak is also prone to strong out flow north winds which can create hazardous avalanche conditions. It is also possible to easily traverse into the couloir from the summit for a ski/snowboard descent.


Crampons and ice axe.

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By The Shocker
Jul 29, 2015

Locals name is Rich's ditch. Named for the first descent.

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