The McHenrys Notch Couloir

The McHenrys Notch Couloir rises from Solitude Basin to the notch that separates McHenrys Peak from Powell Peak. Rocky Mountain National Park. September 2004.


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lorenzo t - Jan 6, 2005 3:26 am - Hasn't voted

Hallo Brenta,

this couloir is like to Canalone Neri, that you know?




brenta - Jan 6, 2005 9:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hallo Brenta,

Hi Lorenzo. Happy New Year! Yes, they look pretty similar, but this couloir is shorter (less than 300m) and should be a little less steep than Canalone Neri. In any case, it's very attractive and it should make for a grand mountaineering day. I have it on my "to do" list, but after the east ridge of McHenrys Peak, which I hope to do next summer.


jwclimbs - Dec 27, 2005 11:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Conditions in Jan.?

Brenta - were you close enough to discern ice vs. snow? These January conditions look do-able; however, this this year's snowfall is a bit heavier thus far. I would love to bivy at the lake and tackle Powell with my ice tools!


brenta - Dec 28, 2005 12:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Conditions in Jan.?

I submitted the picture in January, but it was taken in mid September. It's been a while, so I'm not sure what I really saw, but from the original image, which shows more detail than this one, I can see that the darker areas are exposed ice. Then again, when I finally reached McHenrys that day, I found that the party that had signed the summit register right before me had climbed the notch couloir.

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