St. Jean Couloir Climber's Log

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seano - May 14, 2015 10:49 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2015

Fun, steep, not so hard  Sucess!

Topped out in a late-season blizzard in an incredibly low-snow year. I was glad to have two tools on one ice bulge near the bottom, but neve and crunchy semi-fresh snow elsewhere made the rest cruiser. Cloud-cover kept it from getting soft. Trip report.


ElGreco - May 27, 2014 12:18 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2014

St. Jean couloir  Sucess!

With Max. A soft snow slog with a couple of mixed moves low down to overcome a hollow snow section over a step. Start this thing early if it's warm - the sun bakes it as soon as it rises.


hubix - Apr 11, 2011 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2011

Climb and ski descent  Sucess!

Perfect conditions. Snow was mostly hardpacked for easy kick stepping. Some parts were still deep snow. Didn't have to use my crampons, just ice axe. Ski down was fun as well. The sketchiest part was probably the cornice on top.


Hyadventure - Dec 2, 2010 7:20 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

Fun Steep Route  Sucess!

A sunny and warm day spent postholing up the St. Jean Couloir.

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