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Right Couloir of Three Little Pigs (Flying W) 

M2-3 Mod. Snow PG13

Type:  Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 4 pitches, 600', Grade III
Consensus: M2-3 [details]
Season: Spring
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Submitted By: LawHous on Mar 16, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Far right finger of the Flying W.


The crux of the climb is highly dependent on when you climb the route. If you're climbing in early spring/late winter, there are two somewhat difficult sections where you must climb over large chockstone boulders in crampons. It is sketchy to cross and hard to protect. In late spring, the crux is the first chockstone.


Drive up the toll road and park near Glen Cove. Hike to base of Three Little Pigs (Flying W) couloir system. This is the obvious couloir system which creates a W shape when all three couloirs are formed. The W is on the climber's left of Little Italy. This climb is the farthest right couloir.


Snow anchors (pickets, flukes), small to medium nuts, and small to medium cams.

Photos of Right Couloir of Three Little Pigs (Flying W) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of the climb and the first chockstone.
Start of the climb and the first chockstone.
Rock Climbing Photo: Three Little Pig couloirs.
Three Little Pig couloirs.

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By Jikimika Dinglehoffer Merritt
From: Lander, Wy
Apr 13, 2015

Anyone know of a ski descent?
By Nick Crews
May 2, 2015

Went up there today and skied them. The middle Pig had a mandatory ~8 foot air at the bottom. The looker's right Pig was hairier and had a mandatory 15 foot in the semi-constricted middle section. You better be real good at skiing, or have some crampons and an axe and be real comfortable downclimbing.

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