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Skyclogger Couloir  

M2

   
Type:  Trad, Mixed, 1500', Grade II
Original: M2 [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Spring/Summer
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Submitted By: Derek Howe on Jun 7, 2016

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Description 

Begin route as you would Skywalker. At the top of the right-hand (east) scree field, turn right, and begin up, aiming for a rockband with running water that marks the start of the “central” couloir. Climb the rock band (slabby 4th class) by any of the many options. Continue up 30-40 degree snow until you reach an obvious constriction (800 feet), where the snow kicks back to about 50 degrees. Climb up and through the narrow passage, and look for a shallow corner in the upper right-hand side of the wall. A short scramble (low 5th class) will bring you to 50 feet of snow (this may be more easy/moderate scrambling in low snow years). Ascend this portion to a “fork”. You can exit left with a few short 5th class moves that may require rock pro given the consequence of a fall, or traverse out right and scramble up easier ground to the upper snow field (our line on 6/5/16). From here, you can head northwest to the summit, or east to the descent trail.

This is a very aesthetic and fun line and is highly recommended to avoid the crowds on Skywalker!

Location 

This is the "central" couloir directly east of Skywalker.

Protection 

A light rock rack may help during low snow years.


Photos of Skyclogger Couloir Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Myself climbing the out of the exit gully.
Myself climbing the out of the exit gully.
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading north east towards the descent trail.
Heading north east towards the descent trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason making his way into the constriction. We fou...
Jason making his way into the constriction. We fou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the constriction near the top of the r...
Approaching the constriction near the top of the r...
Rock Climbing Photo: Midway up the route.
Midway up the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason climbing the first rockband.
Jason climbing the first rockband.
Rock Climbing Photo: Skyclogger is the center route, right of Skywalker...
BETA PHOTO: Skyclogger is the center route, right of Skywalker...

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By James Kersey
Oct 24, 2016

This sounds like it might be the same as Streetwalker?mountainproject.com/v/streetwa...

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