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Naked Lady Couloir

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.70745°N / 107.68902°W

Object Title: Naked Lady Couloir

Route Type: Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer

Time Required: Most of a day

Rock Difficulty: Class 4

Difficulty: moderate

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Created/Edited: Apr 23, 2011 / Apr 23, 2011

Object ID: 711515

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Naked Lady Couloir - Snowdon Peak

Great mountain with easy access from the 160.

Getting There

Take HWY 160 North from Durango passed Durango Mountain Resort but before you get to Silverton. Park at the Andrews Lake turn off unless road is open take the road will be on the right.

Route Description

Great couloir that splits snowdon peak just North of the summit. Approach from Andrews Lake parking lot and navigate to base of couloir. Follow obvious couloir just north(left) of summit up to the NE ridge (left), just south(right) is last snow face to the summit. Follow NE ridge to an obvious couloir on western face (left) down to head back. Route finding is fairly straight forward except that the NE ridge tends to get loaded with snow and there were some eastern drifts and small cornices.

Essential Gear

Rope or protection would be optional depends on comfort level.

External Links

http://powderfactory.com/images.2006.photos/4.20.06.nakedlady/index.htm
http://www.swaguides.com/trip_dispatches/?p=601

Images

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Snowdon Peak Naked Lady CouloirCrescent Moon over Naked LadyTop of Naked Lady Couloir Naked Lady CouloirLooking down Naked Lady CouloirLooking down Naked Lady Couloir