Northwest Couloir Climber's Log

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ChristianG - Jun 24, 2018 7:34 am Date Climbed: Dec 21, 1993

NW Couloir Boarding  Sucess!

On its own the NW Couloir is a fun distraction if hanging out in the meadows and one just wants a nice 3rd or 4th class walk up. Views of the Cathedral group are stellar. Winter can be hit or miss. Have boarded it with absolutely heavenly pow while at other times it has been boiler plate from summit to meadow.


PanamaRed - Nov 13, 2017 7:25 pm Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2017

Winter ascent  Sucess!

Climbed the Northwest Couloir in January 2017. Dropped our skis at the base of the Couloir as it was too rocky to ski. Summited right at sunset and the alpenglow on the grand and Middle Teton was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. There was a lot of wind blown ice on the summit and the Couloir was quite icy as well. The ski down from the base of the Couloir was icy as well, but we reached good powder further down the south fork. I have climbed the route in the summer several times before and while it was beautiful then, the winter views were far more spectacular. I highly recommend a winter ascent to anyone. If you do it in the winter make sure to bring an ice axe and crampons as the ridge beneath the Couloir had a steep and icy slope beneath it.


aedwards - Jul 22, 2013 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

NW from the Ranch IAD  Sucess!

NW from the Ranch IAD


PanamaRed - Sep 29, 2012 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2012

Solo Ascent  Sucess!

I climbed the South Teton solo via the Northwest Couloir back in June. I started from the car at about 2 AM and was on the summit by 9 AM. The clouds had not burned off yet and were streaming off the Cathedral group in beauteful ways. The climb was covered in snow from Garnet Canyon to the top, and the wind was quite intense in some places. I was the only person on the mountain that day which was kinda cool.


patascent - Aug 30, 2010 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Middle and the South in a day  Sucess!

Fun day with Julie, Tony. Mark climbed everything in sight and Teak and Tami climbed the Middle. Great day with great friends.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jul 27, 2010 3:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2001

Great Climb!  Sucess!

Climbed the Middle Teton right after the South Teton.


Judd97 - Sep 3, 2008 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2008

Great Route  Sucess!

Didn't have it in me to double the Middle and South, but I came back a week after climbing the SW Couloir on the Middle to climb the NW Couloir here on the South. Great route and being late season, I was able to avoid snow the entire way.

Awesome trip!

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 19, 2008 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1993

Vague recollection . . .  Sucess!

Ok, I'll get this log started. I do not remember the exact date I climbed this route, though I do remember lots of snow and wind.

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