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The Diamond Couloir 

Mod. Snow

   
Type:  Snow, Grade III
FA: ???
Season: Spring
Page Views: 1,162
Submitted By: Taylor-B. on Apr 12, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: The Diamond Couloir is the prominent weakness in t...

Description 

This is a great ski-mountaineering/snow route especially when combined with Lincoln Falls. The couloir is 40-50 degrees and constricts to a ski length in some spots. Beware of rock fall on warm sunny days. This is a windy and cold place, so consider avalanche stability.

Location 

The Diamond Couloir is located in the valley directly above the Lincoln Falls ice climbing area. From the top of Lincoln Falls, gain the rock glacier on the climber's right and walk back to the big head wall and you will see the obvious weakness that is the Diamond Couloir.

Protection 

If you are not comfortable with unroped snow climbing, you could get some rock gear in the side walls. But the rock quality is not that great.


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A closer look at the Diamond?
BETA PHOTO: A closer look at the Diamond?
Shad drop'n a knee through the crux.
Shad drop'n a knee through the crux.

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By Pete J. Lardy
Nov 2, 2010

Looks like a great line, but not the Russian Couloir. The Russian Couloir is a south-facing line out of a basin called the Cameron Amphitheater. The basin above Lincoln Falls is the Lincoln Amphitheater with these lines being east-facing. First ascent/descent? Name it.
By Taylor-B.
From: CO & AK
Dec 17, 2010

I had heard this called the Russian Couloir in AOB. So Diamond Couloir it is.
By Chris Wenker
From: Santa Fe
Mar 3, 2011

Someone's TR here: