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asmrzNorth Couloir
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 1994


I climbed the Feather Peak Couloir on October 28,1994 after hiking in from Pine Creek Pass. I remember some rock fall from the right side of the couloir, where it ends in the sharp rock ridge. Worrying about the rock fall made me climb the extreme left side of the gully on solid blue ice. The descent was unusual. One downclimbs the ridge toward Royce Col(?), then downclimbs the couloir between Royce and Feather Peaks on 40 degree ice. I liked this ice couloir very much. Its way out there in the backcountry (10 miles +), the area has a lot of lakes and the view of Merriam Peak's buttress is really great.
Posted Nov 24, 2014 9:25 pm

seanoSolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012


Kinda short for the long approach -- about 30-35 minutes of ice for 3h45 of hiking -- but still fun. Trip report.
Posted Sep 9, 2012 7:21 pm

rhyangOctober 2005  Sucess!


Long approach, long descent. Good ice.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 12:17 pm

Princess ButtercupMost excellent!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

Princess Buttercup

Followed Ray Regalado on this early-season ascent. Great snow, pickets were perfect. What a blast!
Posted Sep 2, 2010 11:02 pm

granjerowonderful ski  Sucess!


I drank CoCoCol(a) the whole way! Great ski run, must do once you see it from the top of Bear Creek. Lots of cool terrain.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 10:26 pm

forjanFeather Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007


Swapped leads with Brad Mastros. 6 pitches total with a 60m rope: Brad took the odd pitches and I did the even ones. We ascended the climber's left side of the couloir as the right side was dirty and littered with rock fall. The condition of the couloir itsef was neve transitioning to ice (there were ice patches for an 2-ice screw belay). Horrendous descent via the east face; had to sacrifice gear to rappel. Camped at the east shore of Upper Royce Lake (11,725'). Camp to camp just over 11 hours. Back at Pine Creek T/H by 10pm. Home in LA by 3am Monday....just another weekend in the Sierra.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 1:32 pm

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