N Couloir via Convict Canyon Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013
Climbed with a team of four from Sierra Mountaineering Group. We approached from Convict canyon and base camped at Dorothy lake. The overall route was a fun mix of rock ice and snow and we were able to climb the entire length of the couloir to the summit.
Started from camp at Lake Wit-So-Nah-Pah. Lots of snow in the couloir from a dump about a week ago, but still some neve & ice exposed. Simul-soloed with a couple of climbers from socal (John and Sean) who happened to head up at the same time as me. This helped with trail breaking :)
The couloir jogs left about 3/4 of the way up. There were three sub chutes to the summit, which were probably partly melted out before last week's snow. These were entertaining ..
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