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Chockstone Couloir 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c Steep Snow

Type:  Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1200', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c Steep Snow [details]
FA: Iowa Mountaineers 1957
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Submitted By: Zach Weyn on May 30, 2016

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The Chockstone May 28th, 2016. The crux was easily...


The Chockstone Couloir is a north facing gash that splits the mountain in two. About halfway up the route, a large truck sized boulder called the Chockstone presents a sometimes significant obstacle. Depending on the time of year, the Chockstone can be climbed around on mixed rock, ice, and snow, or climbed directly as a 5.4 rock climb. Below the Chockstone the snow is 40 degrees, and above the route it steepens to 50 degrees with short 55 degree roll offs.

Descent can be made by scrambling down the east side toward an alpine lake visible from the summit. From there, exit the bowl heading north/northeast for gentler terrain and head toward Redfish Lake. A trail skirts the outside of the lake, making for a quick route back to camp.


From the Inlet Transfer camp, take the trail toward Lily Pond. Follow the terrain toward the base of the couloir.


2 Pickets, light alpine rack. The crux is no more than 40 feet, and can be soloed early season or by experienced and confident climbers.

There is a bolted belay station on the right, but is often covered in snow.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the couloir
Looking down the couloir
Rock Climbing Photo: The Chockstone Couloir from Redfish Lake
BETA PHOTO: The Chockstone Couloir from Redfish Lake

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