Attractions: The couloir is approximately 1,200 feet long varying in width from 50 feet down to 10 feet. It is mostly 35 degrees with a couple steeper sections of 40 to 45 degrees. In cold weather, after significant freeze/thaw, the couloir could be neve or ice. If the couloir is ice, it should be noted that there is ample rock protection on the rock walls or either side of the couloir. There is a pitch of mid-fifth-class climbing to exit the couloir and reach the summit-ridge system. Then third and fourth class climbing leads to the summit.

Source:  This link at SummitPost.org provides a detailed trip description of the route. This is an excellent post and gives you everything needed to gear up for and follow the route.

Nearest Town: Leavenworth-Plain.

Skill: (advanced) 2+ or 3 minus.

Fitness: 3 (advanced)

Leave It Better than You Found It. This should be every user’s goal. Pick up trash left by others, pull noxious weeds along your route, throw branches over unwanted spur trails, etc.

Disclaimer. Treat this information as recommendations, not gospel. Conditions change and those contributing these reports are volunteers–they may make mistakes or not know all the issues affecting a route. You are responsible for yourself, your actions, and your safety. If you won’t accept that responsibility, you are prohibited from using our information.

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