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Thunderbolt (Lightening Bolt) Couloir 

Thunderbolt (Lightening Bolt) Couloir 

Type:  Alpine, 2000'
Original: Steep Snow [details]
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Submitted By: Mat Brunton on Jul 19, 2017

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A classic steep/extreme ski descent in the Chugach Front Range (FRange). Also a classic alpine snow climb that's a step up from Ptarmigan North. May require down-climbing as a ski descent based on conditions, skill, and comfort level. Crampons (boot & ski) are advisable for skiers, as is an axe or ice tool (or at least a whippet). Steep and exposed for most of the 2000'+.


NW O'Malley Peak above Black Lake.


Steep snow with possible rock steps on thin years. There's usually a rocky choke in the lower 1/3 and a short section of easy mixed climbing if you want to top out to the ridge.

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