Not to be confused with the Super Gully, the Stupid gully cuts a fine line up one of Idaho nine peaks over 12,000'
Photo by skunk ape shows the South Couloir.
The South couloir on Lost river peak was another bright idea puked from Skunk ape’s primitive mind. He came up with the notion that we could get an easy winter ascent on Lost River Peak and avoid (non existent) avalanche danger in the Super Gully. I’m posting this route with high hopes for preserving life and limb of future summiteers with notions of cheating a lengthy two step up the Super Gully.
Although this route didn't pan out as well as we had hoped it's a fun, airy, alternative to the SG. It's hard to tell if conditions on the south side improve in the summer climbing season.
for a trip report by Pat Lang, he and Henning Krebs climbed the route in summer.
Mank was the word of the day. Photo by Skunk Ape
Follow the standard approach for Super Gully
Instead of crossing onto the standard route at 8,900’ continue up the south couloir. The route follows a straight forward, class 3 gully for about 2,300’ then cuts through a narrow slot at 11,200’ there venture out onto the South side of the mountain where you’ll encounter steep slopes below tall cliffs, likely on deep, unconsolidated snow. Traverse east for about 900’ and then continue up through a few short cliff bands and onto a fair sized snow field. Follow the field up to the col at 11,600’ where you gain the ridge that leads to both summits.
Baby stepping on the south side traverse.
A smart Climbing buddy is key to keeping your keester south of the hot seat here. Just Kidding Skunk ape!
Helmet, axe, crampons, rope and good weather are a start.
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