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Flattop Mountain - N side
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West Couloir 

WI2-3 M2

Type:  Trad, Mixed, Ice
Original: WI2-3 M2 [details]
FA: unknown
Season: summer, early winter
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Submitted By: ClimbandMine on Dec 13, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Flattop Mountain - West Couloir.


West Couloir is the right of the three Flattop Mountain Couloirs at the head of Odessa Gorge. The first 500' is beautiful 50-60 degree alpine ice in the summer, which then necks down and turns to snow. If its melting out, there will be a 1-foot wide ridge of snow with trenches between it and the rock in the neck of the couloir that makes the climb interesting and provides a touch of mixed climbing in late summer. 200' of 55-60 degree snow to the top.


Might want pickets, a couple screws, and a few nuts.

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By ClimbandMine
Mar 1, 2002

In the pic, East Couloir's on the left, Hourglass in the middle, West Couloir on the right. Cheers!
By Andy Leach
From: Denver, CO
Apr 24, 2007

I climbed it April 22, 2007. I shot this video:

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