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McClellan Mountain (Gray's & Torrey's area)
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No Name Couloir 

No Name Couloir 

WI3 Mod. Snow PG13

   
Type:  Ice, Snow, Alpine, 1300'
Consensus: WI3 [details]
FA: Ben Marshall, Jake Norton
New Route: Yes
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Jake-Norton on Mar 30, 2011

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Ben Marshall about midway up the "No Name Couloir"...

Description 

The No Name Couloir is an obvious line up the West Face of Mount McClellan from the Gray's & Torrey's parking lot. (This was possibly a first ascent by Ben Marshall and me in mid-March, 2001, although it seems hard to believe no one climbed this before as it's quite obvious.)

The crux is the obvious ice, perhaps 50 feet, at the bottom of the couloir, about WI3. From there, 30 - 50 degree snow and ice (depending on conditions) take you for the remainder of the 1400 foot route to the top. There is lots of good potential for deviating off the main couloir to nice rock on both sides.

Descent is down the obvious, prominent drainage to climber's right (south) of the route. Walk off.

Protection 

Basic alpine gear: some screws, slings, and possibly rock gear if you want to explore.


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Start of route 11-17-12.
BETA PHOTO: Start of route 11-17-12.

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By Brian Tessier
From: Lakehood, Colorado
Nov 19, 2012

11-17-12
Route looked solid as of today, unfortunately I did not have a partner.
By Baird Morrish
From: Nederland, Co
Nov 22, 2012

I would be interested in climbing this over the weekend. Let me know if you're interested. Either way, can you give me more specific beta on where this is at in Gray's/Torrey's area?