East Face Gullies

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Utah, United States, North America
Route Type:
Snow Climb
Time Required:
A few days
Class 4

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East Face Gullies
Created On: Apr 29, 2004
Last Edited On: Jan 11, 2013


First you must drive Highway 150 south from Evanston Wyoming, or east and then north from Kamas Utah. The North Slope (gravel) road heads east from Highway 150 either just south of the Bear River Lodge, or two miles north of the Bear River Visitor Center. After following the North Slope Road for two miles, turn right and follow the main road all the way (don’t turn right and into the scout camp) to the trailhead. The road is usually a washboard, but any car should be able to make it.

Detailed map of the...Yellow = East Face Gully Routes.

Route Description

The east face gullies make some great snow climbs in June and July. From the co-ordinates mentioned in the North Shoulder Route Description, continue along the Allsop Lake trail for another .8 miles or so. You will notice several steep snow gullies dropping off the very rugged east face of The Cathedral. These are great climbs as long as they are snow-filled. Avoid the gullies at all cost after the snow has melted. The gullies usually hold snow through most of July. June and July are the recommended times to climb here. From November through April or early May, avalanche danger would be very high.

This photo shows the various...East Face Gully Routes.

Essential Gear

Ice axe, crampons are necessary. Snow anchor equipment may be useful for the top part of the routes, but usually isn't needed.