Notch Couloir Climber's Log

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MattK - Jul 11, 2014 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014

The Notch  Sucess!

An all right route, but great views and the short rock pitch at the top is a lot of fun.


Darren9 - Jul 10, 2014 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2014

Fun - Easy  Sucess!

Climbed in summer conditions with another partner as part of Sierra Mountaineering Clubs RMNP expedition. Broadway was exhilirating. The couloir was all sorts of conditions from slush to ice to dry rock, but none of it was particularly difficult and all fun.


thatnissanguy - May 24, 2012 2:04 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2012

Classic Spring Conditions  Sucess!

We climbed the route a week after over a foot of snow was dumped on it. There was a lot of postholing involved, but Broadway was just spectacular when covered in snow, as was the rest of the couloir. I remember 3 short sections of rotten ice and a final mixed climb up "The Staircase" to the summit. It proved to be our crux of the day. Plunge stepping down the North Face was a real treat as well.


Kiefer - Apr 24, 2012 11:31 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2012

via Lamb's Slide  Sucess!

An absolutely phenominal route! Some MAJOR exposure along Broadway. Most of the route is a no-fall zone. We had great snow conditions and even used our tools on a short 10' water ice section.
We soloed the whole route even though we brought rope and pro.
Notch Couloir is a CLASSIC.


noahs213 - Jun 5, 2010 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2010

AWESOME!  Sucess!

Soloed Lambs Slide and Broadway but got invited to be in a roped team on the Notch. Fairly commiting route once on Broadway. Broadway traverse was hairy with soft snow.


shanahan96 - Jun 21, 2009 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

one big notch in the belt  Sucess!

handled broadway bettered than expected except for the step-around move. i backed off it twice before figuring it out. the couloir itself was fantastic and i was hauling in order to keep up with dominic. fortunately, there were moments to look around and check out the beauty behind us. the 5th class rock above the notch was wet and quite challenging to climb. mountaineering boots aren't made for tech climbing. oh yeah, the north face descent(draped with snow) was unbelievable.

overall, a day for the ages! a flat-out phenomenal climb!



SarahThompson - Jun 20, 2009 10:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

Great route! A fairly serious undertaking  Sucess!

Planning for this climb came with a mix of excitement and fear. It ended up being a great experience. Broadway (the part I feared the most) wasn't so bad: the steparound crux was fine, it was the very short (crappy snow/ice/rock) downclimb right before it that was toughest for me with the current conditions (wet, not-so-supportive snow). Notch couloir crux was easy - not really any rock showing but a little ice. Did 5.3ish (but wet) rock finish from Notch to Longs summit. My 5th time up Longs via 5 different routes, more to come.


ChrisHunley - Mar 27, 2009 3:32 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Long Day  Sucess!

Incredible route. Wet rock to the summit, so descended via Clark's Arrow to the Loft.


Ialewis - Jan 22, 2008 10:39 pm

Do the right finish  Sucess!

I have climbed this route on a couple of occasions and highly recommend the rock finish up and right of the notch. Traverse right from the finish of the notch into the first big chimney and wander upward. Expect 2 pitches of ~5.7 rock.


smudge - Jun 19, 2007 10:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

we just got off  Sucess!

Great day with Andy, Fabio and Brian. Spectacular route!

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