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4th of July Couloir 

YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c Steep Snow PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: all year
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Submitted By: Kurt Prond on Aug 2, 2011

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Kurt Prond atop one of the spires near the summit....

Description 

This is the southwest couloir. From Beehive Basin follow a faint trail toward the southeast face. Climb through boulders and/or snow(depending on the time of year)toward the left side of the main wall where there is an wide couloir going straight up. The couloir melts out late, we did it early August and it still had plenty of snow, but on low snow years it would melt out earlier. You will need crampons if there is snow, and an ice axe is recommended. Climb up the couloir toward the obvious notch. Just below the notch there is a big V-shaped chimney heading up to the right. You can rope up here or climb slowly, it is easy 5th class. From the top of the chimney there is another couple hundred feet of 4th class scrambling to the summit.

Descent is possible via either of the two couloir that flank the south east face. There are rappel slings at both, but it is possible without ropes.

Protection 

Light rack, crampons, ice axe. Rope if wanting to rappel.


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Matt Tyers ascending the southwest couloir
Matt Tyers ascending the southwest couloir
Kurt Prond in the couloir
Kurt Prond in the couloir
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By sqwirll
From: Las Vegas
Aug 3, 2011

It should be noted that if you continue from the notch to the couloir around the back, it's only 4th class to the top. Also, it's Beehive Peak.
By T. Gittins
From: bozeman
Aug 20, 2011

I believe this one is called the 4th of july couloir