Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   12/08/21

      Thanks for visiting Cascadeclimbers.com.   Yep, we are still going!    Just put a new coat of paint on the site. Still the same old community of climbers, skiers, and people who love to get outdoors. Hope you had a great 2021, and wish you the best for 2022 and beyond.  Thanks again for stopping by.
Sign in to follow this  
DCC

[TR] Crown Mountain - Crown Couloir 12/11/2011

Recommended Posts

Trip: Crown Mountain - Crown Couloir

 

Date: 12/11/2011

 

Trip Report:

Climbed Crown Couloir on Sunday as a morning solo mission. Conditions were perfect. I borrowed my girlfriend's garmin forerunner just for fun. Mission Statistics

 

Starting up the grind at 5:30, Summit ~9:30, Gondola down, Home before Noon.

 

Passed 2 other parties on my way out.

 

 

Lots of ice forming on the north facing walls of Hanes Valley. A few lines looked pretty climbable.

IMG_02981.JPG

IMG_03021.JPG

 

Looking up from the bottom of the couloir

IMG_03032.JPG

 

Further up

IMG_03062.JPG

IMG_03072.JPG

 

Looking up the middle section of the couloir. There was lots of ice to be had all over the east face of crown, worth exploring.

IMG_03102.JPG

 

Summit shots looking N,E,S.

IMG_03232.JPGIMG_03255.JPGIMG_03311.JPG

 

Conditions are prime, get amongst it! :tup:

 

Gear Notes:

As of Dec 11th, route is in good shape to be climbed sans rope, and with a single axe.

 

Bring rope screw and tools if wanting to try any of the flows/variations.

 

Approach Notes:

No flotation required.

Grouse grind is icy.

Early starts beat the crowds, but mean the gondola is not an option.

Lots of up at down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fun looking route, I will have to add it to the list!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×