Welcome to SP!  -
A Bit of Chaos Never Hurt Anybody
Trip Report

A Bit of Chaos Never Hurt Anybody

A Bit of Chaos Never Hurt Anybody

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.30310°N / 105.686°W

Object Title: A Bit of Chaos Never Hurt Anybody

Date Climbed/Hiked: Apr 15, 2007

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Spring


Page By: Andy

Created/Edited: Apr 17, 2007 / Apr 23, 2007

Object ID: 285970

Hits: 2640 

Page Score: 74.01%  - 4 Votes 

Vote: Log in to vote


   Two consecutive weekends - two bluebird days and two ascents of Flattop Mountain. This time however we ascended a relatively obscure couloir on Hallett Peak's southeast face named Chaos Couloir (at least that's what we think it's called), then over the top of Hallett Peak, and on to Flattop. The couloir was nice, though the snow was pretty soft and sticky causing us pretty bad balling issues. The hike up and over Hallett was surprisingly pleasant and we even ran into a large Bighorn Sheep ram along the way. This was the first time I'd been to the top of Hallett. The death march back to the car down the standard Flattop trail was uneventful. With such spectacular weather we took our time and didn't try to set any speed records. Thus our car-to-car time was a leisurely 11 hours. As always, the traditional after-climb fish burrito and margarita at Ed's were excellent.


Chaos Couloir


[ Post a Comment ]
Viewing: 1-5 of 5    

NelsonSpeed records


Voted 10/10

With such spectacular weather we took our time and didn't try to set any speed records.

Shouldn't that read: "With a certain SP member along, any hope for a speed record was thwarted." :)

Nice job on the movie footage!
Posted Apr 17, 2007 2:44 pm

AndyRe: Speed records


Hasn't voted

If I recall, it was *YOU* setting the blistering pace up the couloir!
Posted Apr 17, 2007 3:37 pm

mauri peltoNice show

mauri pelto

Hasn't voted

The cornices and the mountain goat were great. Good soundtrack. That was pitiful snow for 11/30.
Posted Apr 22, 2007 8:03 am

Dan DaltonAs always Andy,,,

Dan Dalton

Voted 10/10

well composed video and great selection of music! Good job, looks like a lot of fun. We have to get out some time soon! Maybe Bell Cord some time?

Posted Apr 24, 2007 11:08 am

AndyRe: As always Andy,,,


Hasn't voted

You're always invited. The snow is going to melt, but the rock will be there all summer...
Posted Apr 24, 2007 11:19 am

Viewing: 1-5 of 5