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South Peak route 1 - F

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Find the South Couloir by climbing northwest over a treed ridge from climbers bivouac. Avoid a narrow steep dicey bottleneck in the couloir by passing it right to easier ground. Reenter couloir to continue climbing. Nearer the top you will see options for climbing the summit block. There is easy class 3 or 4 rock climbing around to the left or a narrow chute that can be icy in spring. Book says 8 hours from the road. With 6.5 miles and over 6000 feet to gain to the summit from the road, I find that somewhat optometrist. I have climb this the last week in May several times and frequently have found crampons and ice axe essential. Rated I, 3.

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Submitted by: Pliny on 2011-02-20
Last Modified: 2011-02-21
Views: 906
Route ID: 107918

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty F
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mgoodro on 2015-03-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Low snow levels

Very little snow below 5000' and melting fast making the lower couloir a little sketchy. Plenty of good snow above 6000' including a fair amount of icy snow near the summit. Overall route is in good condition. Numerous downed trees on trail but trail is very well marked all the way to the bottom of the couloir.

Added: 2015-03-31