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East Couloir

East Couloir

East Couloir

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.09280°N / 119.3803°W

Object Title: East Couloir

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Class 3

Route Quality: 
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Created/Edited: Dec 4, 2002 / Dec 4, 2002

Object ID: 157452

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Approach from Twin Lakes Horse Creek trailhead. After about one and a half miles the climber's trail slpits off, and a small lake will be seen on the right. From here the Matterhorn galcier is the obvious snowfield below the peak.

Route Description

Once you have reached the Glacier, the East Couoir is visible as the higher of the two possible ways to the East Ridge from the toe of the glacier. Ascend the couloir to the East Ridge and head up and right over 3rd class ledges to the summit, or continue around to the Southern aspect for easier terrain.

Essential Gear

Although crampons and ice axe are not usually needed, late season climbs may cross the hard surface of the glacier and crampons would prove convienient.

Miscellaneous Info

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