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Corbet's Couloir  Rock Climbing 

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Corbet's Couloir is perhaps the most infamous ski run in the nation, but it still offers up some fun after the snow melts. There are approximately twenty climbing routes strewn about this area, ranging from 5.7 to 5.13. The routes are mostly single pitch sport, though a few trad lines exist (also single pitch). The rock is a type of dolomitic limestone (I think, correct me if I'm wrong), and the routes tend to require solid technical skills and a certain tolerance for sharp holds.

The unfortunate drawback to this alpine sport climbing paradise is its approach. The only practical way to reach the crag is to take the tram to the top of the Rendezvous Mountain, which will set you back ~ $25 dollars per person. Still, this a beautiful and fun area to climb, and the high elevation (around 10,400 ft) makes it a great choice for a hot day.

Getting There 

Take the tram to the top of Rendezvous Peak. You should be able to spot the cragging near the top and on your left on the way up the tram.

Approach: Head down the obvious Corbet's trail until you reach the top of Corbet's Couloir (~5 minutes). Scramble down the obvious weakness on the couloir's left side (class 3) to reach the base of the routes.

Climbing Season

For the Jackson Hole area.

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Corbet's Couloir

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Corbet's Couloir :
(02) Saxifrage   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, Alpine, 70'   North Side
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Featured Route For Corbet's Couloir
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of the route.  There is a two bolt anchor over...

(02) Saxifrage 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WY : Jackson Hole : ... : North Side
The classic moderate on the North Side. The first bolt is fairly high up there, and reaching it may be a bit unnerving for a shaky 5.9 leader. After clipping it, enjoy six more bolts of sustained edging and pocket pulling, with no obvious crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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