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East (Spoon) Couloir
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East (Spoon) Couloir

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 43.73000°N / 110.79°W

Object Title: East (Spoon) Couloir

Route Type: Snow Climb

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Grade II Class 4

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Page By: jimmyjay

Created/Edited: Feb 1, 2005 / Jun 7, 2005

Object ID: 163750

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Name


The couloir is AKA Snow Couloir and Spoon Couloir.

Approach


From Lupine Meadows at 6732' (see mainpage), take the Valley Trail for 1.7 miles and the well-maintained Amphitheater Lake trail for 4 switchbacking miles to the lake. The route is now apparent.

Route Description


From various points in the valley, the white stripe of this couloir beckons. Circle the lake to the obvious couloir and ascend directly to the summit slopes. It's probably not a friendly place after the summer snowpack has melted. It's fairly wide and it does avalanche in unstable conditions. It is frequently skied. From the top of the couloir the summit plateau is climbed to the summit block.

Essential Gear


Crampons, axe.

Miscellaneous Info


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Images

Spoon from Amphitheater