Refrigerator Couloir Comments
[ Post a Comment ]
|Sarah Simon||slope angle|
One of the most important things for me to know when selecting a couloir route is the slope angle. Could you please add this information (the maximum degrees for this couloir) to your route page? This would help immensely and really add value to the page.
|Posted Apr 30, 2012 2:45 pm|
When I was up there a couple years ago, I measured the apron at 38 degrees. The center averaged ~45 degrees and the top (crux), I measured at 59 degrees. Though I'm sure the exit flucuates based on loading. Just an FYI.
|Posted May 2, 2012 12:28 am|
|Sarah Simon||Re: Inclination|
|Great info, Kiefer, thanks. It's great to even have an estimate (knowing there will be seasonal / annual fluctuations). This helps me in planning to know: Ooh, that sounds fun. Or: Ooh, sounds too scary for an old wuss like me. Also, helps to determine which gear to haul. :)|
|Posted May 2, 2012 3:03 pm|
|To Sarah: great point, will do. |
To Kiefer: I concur. Those would be accurate angles as they were perceived up there. No bs, we were guessing 60 degrees at crux. Probably the steepest couloir snow i've climbed that wasn't at the top or cornice.
|Posted May 2, 2012 1:26 pm|
|Sarah Simon||Re: Yes|
|Cool, Tim, thanks for keeping an open mind to the input. And thanks for the page contribution! -Sarah|
|Posted May 2, 2012 3:04 pm|