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DebAngle

Deb

Voted 10/10

I've got to say that I didn't find anything over 35-40 degrees at the steepest in this couloir. Kinda bummed cuz I sure wanted to do something steeper. Sorry, folks - Jepson's got the steep stuff!
Posted May 16, 2011 10:37 am

Alex WoodRe: Angle

Alex Wood

Hasn't voted

So what would you say the max angle you found was? Looking back, I can definitely say its not 50 degrees haha.
Posted May 16, 2011 4:18 pm

DebRe: Angle

Deb

Voted 10/10

If I HAD to give a single number, it would be 37 degrees. I know when I hit 40 cuz I am ready to climb on all 4s. HA! Beautiful climb though, loved every huff'n puff step whilst getting snow on. :)
Posted May 19, 2011 5:57 pm

Alex WoodRe: Angle

Alex Wood

Hasn't voted

okay sweet, I will update it to that. Glad you liked the route!
Posted May 23, 2011 3:24 am

ElanskiRe: Angle

Elanski

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Hi there, you never updated the steepest pitch on Dollar couloir. I climbed it 4/14/13 for the second time, and at the top of Charlton some one asked me about the steepness and that on SP it says 50 degrees max. For the second time I measured with a clinometer and it is at the very most 40-41 degrees at the steepest parts, which are very short. The majority is around 35-36. Last year Deb and I climbed it on rather firm snow w/o crampons or ax in AT boots and approach shoes. Yeah a bit sketchy but doable if you're careful and conditions are not bullet proof.
Posted Apr 15, 2013 5:22 pm

Alex WoodRe: Angle

Alex Wood

Hasn't voted

Elanski,

Thanks for the comment! I updated the pitch. Turns out there were two place where I had said the couloir was 50 degrees and I had only changed one. Thanks for the feedback!
Posted Nov 13, 2013 5:17 pm

tony birdsilly snowclimbers

tony bird

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silly snowclimbers, couloirs are for skiing.

i think this is a, if not THE, perfect couloir. if it were next to a road, every skier in southern california would be on it. i skied it 4-11 and 4-21, the latter under perfect spring corn conditions, and i looked like a real skier for once in my life. i was even able to link some turns in the 25-foot narrows.

try to hit it early afternoon. booting up was a breeze on 4-21. on 4-11, i started breaking through, so i had to use skins from the midway point.

it's an exhausting day doing this, but thoroughly rewarding. i noticed a north-trending couloir on charlton which also has good potential. anybody done that one? i think charlton got more snow this year than any mountain south of shasta, and dollar couloir ought to be skiable for at least a couple more weeks to come.

there's probably about a mile of skiing from the summit, which i did with alfred on 4-21. (only did the main part of the couloir, solo, on 4-11.) there are distinct divisions--a small "micro" bowl at the top; the upper couloir, about 40 degrees; a central part of lower angle; a third section, narrower and steeper; and then the avvy runout, which goes at about 25 degrees and had wonderfully soft crud. if you cut north as soon as possible, you find some further, pleasant runs all the way to dollar lake, which is nearly dry, but had a couple of hopeful mallards in one of its puddles.
Posted Apr 22, 2013 4:53 pm

Alex WoodRe: silly snowclimbers

Alex Wood

Hasn't voted

Hey thanks for the comment Tony! I have yet to ski, but maybe I can this winter! I was not a skier back then... Happy travels!
Posted Nov 13, 2013 5:18 pm

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