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Northwest Couloirs - 5.3

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Standard Rack (no need to over do it)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


This is a good route for someone who dosen't want a very technical climb but wants to have fun on a mountain. The route is pretty basic, a good description can be found in "A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range" by Leigh Ortenburger & Reynold Jackson. There is really no main definition to this route you basically just climb up the Western side to the summit.However towards the top make sure to cut to the north or you will get caught on a false summit. If this happens you can rap down off of some slings and try again for the real one. In order to descend from the summit, go west and downclimb the ridge past the West Summit (can also rap here). At the bottom you will find many old slings where you can make the final 60ft. rap to the bottom. From there you can make your way back into Garnet Canyon and call it a day.

Submitted by: stirnie on 2003-12-15
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Route ID: 45861

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: stirnie on 2003-08-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Fun route that finishes atop a summit with a great view.

Added: 2003-08-21

Red Point Red Point ascent by: sepsepski on 2003-08-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2003-08-20