Dream Weaver is the really cool narrow couloir just left of the Flying Buttress on Mt. Meeker. It's difficulty varies by season. When snowy, it is an easy steep slog. If you catch it at the right time it is really nice ice (AI 3). When that melts out, a couple of steep chimneys make it a mixed climb with rock difficulty up to 5.6 or so.
Follow the Longs Peak trail to the Chasm lake turn off, heading straight towards the lake. Once in the cirque below the loft (saddle of Longs and Meeker), head for the wide couloir just left of the Flying Buttress. Climb up the snow field, which narrows to a 5 foot wide couloir abruptly after a ways. Climb through either snow, ice, or rocks depending on the season, possibly passing a couple of steep chimneys to get to a flat area near the top of the Flying Buttress. From here, head a little left into another wide snow field, which chokes down to 3 foot wide section and is excellent ice if you catch it in the right season. Follow this to the broad slopes above which easily reach the summit of Mt. Meeker. Descend via the loft route.
Submitted by: sharpie on 2004-11-23
Route ID: 51294
Fine route, narrow window of opportunity when it's in the right conditions.
Kept my eye on snow conditions for a couple years and couldn't work my schedule around the times it was "in" until this year. Actually would consider this AI3-/M2 if snow conditions are right. We soloed the route & carried a rope just to slow us down.