From the 4th of July trailhead travel approximately 3.5 miles until you reach the snowfield between Quarter to five Peak and South Arapaho Peak. Climb the snowfield and descend a class 2 gulley and begin traversing the West Face of South and North Arapaho Peaks. The couloir is located on No Arapaho. It is very difficult to locate the couloir until you are underneath it. When the rock face turns south, you know you've gone too far. The entrance to the couloir is wide. It narrows up towards the top and splits in a y as you near the top. The couloir is NW facing and is rated a grade II climb. I highly recommend the descent via the traverse from North to South Arapaho Peak (Class 3).
Submitted by: mother_sheep on 2006-06-05
Route ID: 77173