REI Community
Middle Teton
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Buckingham (SE) Ridge T 
Chouinard Ridge T 
Dike Pinnacle North Face T 
Dike route T 
Ellingwood Couloir T 
Middle Finger, Northwall, Mega Motter  T 
Middle Teton Glacier Route T 
North Ridge T 
Northwest Ice Couloir T 
Southwest Couloir T 
Unsorted Routes:

Ellingwood Couloir 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a AI2 Steep Snow

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 2000', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a AI2 Steep Snow [details]
FA: Robert Ellingwood 1923
Season: spring
Page Views: 905
Submitted By: Taylor-B. on Feb 1, 2014

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Ellingwood couloir 7/1/17

Description 

The Ellingwood Couloir was the FA route for the Middle Teton. When in condition it makes for a good ski mountaineering line or steep snow climb. In the summer the couloir is laden with wet kitty litter slabs, and rock fall; this can make accessing the Buckingham Buttress a bit tricky.

From the TH to the summit is about 6,000ft, with 2,000ft of climbing. Take the south fork of Garnet Canyon to reach the south side of the Middle Teton. Ascend up the couloir with snow up to 45deg, you join the Middlle Glacier route and continue up steep snow and 5.5 rock. The easeast descent is the SW Couloir.

Protection 

Light rock rack, crampons and a ice axe.


Photos of Ellingwood Couloir Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber approaching Ellingwood on his way to solo ...
Climber approaching Ellingwood on his way to solo ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the Ellingwood Couloir. The couloir ...
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at the Ellingwood Couloir. The couloir ...

Comments on Ellingwood Couloir Add Comment
Show which comments
By BRinggold
Jul 1, 2017

After topping out the couloir and turning west you want to stay climbers right to reach the true summit. The left goes up the south summit, which is detached and inconvenient if you're descending the SW couloir

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About