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Commando Couloir III AI2, 800M 

YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b AI2 Steep Snow

   
Type:  Ice, Snow, 2700', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b AI2 [details]
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Season: Winter, early Spring.
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Submitted By: TacoDelRio on Dec 18, 2012

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C46 landing gear near the top.

Description 

This route heads right up the north side of West Baldy. It follows a major gully from the head of Fish Fork up to the summit of West Baldy. Usually deep snow near the bottom, and some ice near the top.

Generally speaking, this is a fun climb similar to a section of Snow Creek but with a much better approach.

A good way to approach would be to hike up Ski Hut trail and climb up the Bowl. Descend to the col between Baldy and Dawson, and then head west and down into Fish Fork. Check the topo image attached to this page for a good idea on what's what.

Protection 

This route should generally be done without a rope, but if one chooses to rope up and protect the climb (possibly for training), a nice light single rope, a handful of pickets, some stoppers, and perhaps a couple stubby screws would round out the rack. It all depends on conditions. Ice is present on parts of the face, but that changes every day.


Photos of Commando Couloir III AI2, 800M Slideshow Add Photo
Near the bottom of the route.
BETA PHOTO: Near the bottom of the route.
Looking down.
Looking down.
Topo for West Baldy's North Face
BETA PHOTO: Topo for West Baldy's North Face

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By TacoDelRio
From: All up in yo bidniss.
Dec 18, 2012

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