WI2- Mod. Snow
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BETA PHOTO: 16-October-2010: North Couloir as viewed from Lake...
Couloir is about 40 degrees maximum. About 3/4 of the way up the couloir turns left.
In the late summer / early fall this last part may be partially melted out, making for some easy mixed climbing.
From Lake Wit-So-Nah-Pah, head up to Constance Lake. Ascend a moraine to the glacier at the base.
Descent: head down the northwest, following scree slopes to a saddle, then north back to Lake Wit-So-Nah-Pah.
Ice screws in late summer / early fall, maybe pickets in the winter / spring. The rock quality is not good, but an alpine rack would probably suffice if you are creative.
BETA PHOTO: 16-October-2010: a short bit of exposed blue ice i...
BETA PHOTO: 16-October-2010: couloir jogs left about 3/4 of th...
BETA PHOTO: 16-October-2010: second of three 'sub-chutes' in t...
BETA PHOTO: 16-October-2010: final chute to summit
Old VHS screen capture of John Fujii coming up the...
|Comments on North Couloir
From: THA WEST COAST
Mar 24, 2011
rating: AI1 Mod. Snow
FAbulous ski descent! Don't miss the amazing geology of Convict Canyon during the approach/return to the car.
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Dec 17, 2012
Followed the left branch but didn't like the look of the summit terrain, came back down a bit and took a lower right branch which led nicely up a few steps to a wonderful summit ridge - April early 90's.