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bennersHope!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2012


Skied this route from the summit in excellent condition. Would make for an awesome climb as well.
Posted Jun 11, 2012 2:42 pm

KieferSoft Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2012


Pretty cool couloir climb. Climbed with Britt Jones. Bit of a late start. Not sure what conditions would be like...soft snow. Very nice moderate snow climb.
Posted May 1, 2012 12:56 am

sevenviiHopeful fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011


Snow conditions were pretty amazing. The late spring snow we got really kept our couloirs in prime condition a lot later in the year than normal. We started climbing from about 12,600-12,700 range and were in solid snow pack up to the ridge at 13,800. I definitely recommend this route for those aspsiring snow climbers out there!
Posted Jul 12, 2011 1:14 pm

SarahThompsonHad to go back for the Hopeful Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009


Decent snow conditions, nice weather except the 40mph winds up high. Luckily the couloir itself was in a wind shadow. Cornice wasn't too threatening, direct finish. Scenic, mellow climb.
Posted Jun 6, 2009 9:07 pm

heather14Fun Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008


Couldn't have asked for a better day....weather was perfect, conditions were good and we had the mountain to ourselves.

Felt like parts of the approach were steeper than the couloir!
Posted Jun 24, 2008 1:28 am

chicagotransplantNice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007


Great couloir, have been eyeing this one from US24 for years and it was good to finally get it, and on a great day with continuous snow! Definitely took the proper exit on this one, no cornice, just a nice steep finish that topped out on the ridge.
Posted May 20, 2007 5:39 pm

shanahan96hopeful couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007


couloir was sweet! around 1200-1300' vertical and started around 35-38 degrees while getting progressively steeper the entire way. the last 150' was 47-48 degrees and topped out just below the summit.

it would be a hidden gem, yet it seems like many people are learning about centennial thirteeners recently.

Posted May 20, 2007 1:13 pm

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