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The McHenrys Notch Couloir
The McHenrys Notch Couloir rises from Solitude Basin to the notch that separates McHenrys Peak from Powell Peak. Rocky Mountain National Park. September 2004.


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lorenzo tHallo Brenta,

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this couloir is like to Canalone Neri, that you know?


Posted Jan 6, 2005 3:26 am

brentaRe: Hallo Brenta,


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Hi Lorenzo. Happy New Year! Yes, they look pretty similar, but this couloir is shorter (less than 300m) and should be a little less steep than Canalone Neri. In any case, it's very attractive and it should make for a grand mountaineering day. I have it on my "to do" list, but after the east ridge of McHenrys Peak, which I hope to do next summer.
Posted Jan 6, 2005 9:53 am

jwclimbsConditions in Jan.?


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Brenta - were you close enough to discern ice vs. snow? These January conditions look do-able; however, this this year's snowfall is a bit heavier thus far. I would love to bivy at the lake and tackle Powell with my ice tools!
Posted Dec 27, 2005 11:57 pm

brentaRe: Conditions in Jan.?


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I submitted the picture in January, but it was taken in mid September. It's been a while, so I'm not sure what I really saw, but from the original image, which shows more detail than this one, I can see that the darker areas are exposed ice. Then again, when I finally reached McHenrys that day, I found that the party that had signed the summit register right before me had climbed the notch couloir.
Posted Dec 28, 2005 12:32 am

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brentaSubmitted by brenta
on Jan 5, 2005 1:12 pm

Image ID: 84111
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Lat/Lon: 40.26580°N / 105.6642°W
Object Title: The McHenrys Notch Couloir

Image Type(s): Ice Climbing, Alpine Climbing, Informational, Scenery