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asmrzDownclimbed in 96


I downclimbed the Harrington Couloir after going up the Central Couloir and unable to find easier way down. I had no rope with me and the Thompson Ridge looked horrible in 4 inches of fresh snow. This Harrington route looked like much easier descent. The first 200 feet were a bit steep, but the rest was ok. I understand that there might be a rap line set up somewhere in this couloir now.
Posted Dec 19, 2012 8:54 pm

WayneFryHarrington Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2012


Climbed with a group of six from SMG (see below). Good consolidated snow made this a fun climb/descent.
Posted May 28, 2012 11:42 pm

Darren9great early season route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2012


Climbed this with a party of six from Sierra Mountaineering Group (SMG) during a mild snow storm in late May. Snow was already consolidated enough for two tool climbing. Fixed pin still on the route about 2/3rd of the way up. Final slope was about 60 degrees but short. All the rest of the couloir was consistent 45 - 50 degrees. Lowered and downclimbed for the descent.
Posted May 28, 2012 1:51 am

dubhunterHarrington Couloir - First Ice Lead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008


This was my first couloir and first ice lead. Was a great climb, but the talus can seem endless. Climbed w/ Fred Bagni. I led 1st, 3rd, and was going to lead the melted our rock, but we ran out of time. Fred is right about the the approach, stay right and you can avoid half the talus.
Posted Aug 28, 2008 3:53 pm

Fred BagniHarrignton Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008

Fred Bagni

That is one hell of a bolder field... Make sure you stay all the way to the right on a use trail... We found it on the way back. Climbed the vertical berg (for fun - about 11') Passable on the right or the left. We simuled the first pitch and pitched out the 3 to the top of the ice. The last half of pitch is melted out. You can climb the rock on the left to the ridge or rappel.
Posted Aug 26, 2008 7:06 pm

Matt KHarrington Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2005

Matt K

Fun stuff.
Posted Jan 16, 2008 5:54 pm

awagherHarrington Couloir  Sucess!


Nice climb.
Posted Aug 16, 2006 8:57 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Harrington Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2005


fun climb, good friends, and sunny weather. What more could one ask for?!
Posted May 27, 2006 11:24 pm

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