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Right Couloir

Right Couloir

Right Couloir

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.25900°N / 118.6592°W

Object Title: Right Couloir

Route Type: Ice climbing

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Class 5

Route Quality: 
 - 3 Votes


Page By: Craig Peer

Created/Edited: Sep 30, 2002 / Sep 30, 2002

Object ID: 157034

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Page Score: 71.06%  - 1 Votes 

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From your camp in the South Fork of McGee Creek drainage ( see Checkered Demon mountain approach page ), walk up the moraine to the obvious North Face. The right couloir is to the right of a wild looking buttress, with the easier descent gully to its left.

Route Description

Climb the obvious 800' ice gully. The gully steepens considerably near the top ( 60 degrees ). Either side of the couloir can be followed and rock anchors are possible in the side of couloir. Be careful of extremely loose rock at the top of the couloir.
Descend the lower angle gully to the east.

Essential Gear

Ice climbing equipment including ice tools, crampons, helmets, rope, ice screws and a light rock rack. Due to the sometimes rotten nature of the rock, a couple of pitons may be advisable.

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We took a look at this route on September 18th, 2005. The route was 75% + melted out and the part that was not was littered with rockfall. To get on this route you must be willing to climb a bergshrund like this
Posted Sep 19, 2005 4:01 pm

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