North Couloir

Page Type
Route
Location:
California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Skiing
Season:
Spring
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
45 degrees
Grade:
II

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North Couloir
Created On: May 20, 2010
Last Edited On: May 21, 2010

Overview

Killer, corniced ski run down from the Goethe's west saddle.

Getting There

Approach Goethe a variety of ways-
1: Over Paiute Pass to Goethe Lake
2: Skier's traversing Alpine Col (north or south bound) might want to make the side trip.
3: Day trippers might do as the author once did- approach via North Lake and Keyhole Plateau.

Route Description

Climb up from bottom, at east end of Goethe Glacier.
Or approach from above (after climbing or skinning the Southeast Slopes-) Cornice coverage will vary with the season, but if approaching from above, note that from the saddle there are two couloirs- the eastern-most one is generally better covered.
The route's "primary image" was taken immediately following a warm-wet storm with moderate and sustained SW winds- perfect cornice building conditions.

External Links

Snowboard Trip report
Ski Tour






North Couloir

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