Welcome to SP!  -
East (Spoon) Couloir

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

Route Quality: 
 - 2 Votes


Page By: jimmyjay

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

Object ID: 163750

Hits: 5264 

Page Score: 72.08%  - 2 Votes 

Vote: Log in to vote



The couloir is AKA Snow Couloir and Spoon Couloir.


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

If you have information about this route that doesn't pertain to any of the other sections, please add it here.


Approaching the Spoon Couloir of Disappointment Peak, January 21, 2017The top of the Spoon Couloir of Disappointment Peak in winterSpoon from AmphitheaterBoot packing up the Spoon Couloir of Disappointment Peak in winterCouloir of the Spoon Couloir of Disappointment Peak in winter, seen from Ampitheatre LakeView of the Spoon Couloir from its baseLooking down from the top of the Spoon Couloir in winter