Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Need to Know
Bring rope and rappel gear. There's a chance that there will be enough snow to down-climb the crux, but don't take that chance, that's how accidents happen.
Dead Elk Couloir starts off on a 45+ degree slope in a no-fall zone, watch your slough due to the exposed nature of the top part of this route. This goes for only a couple hundred feet before the walls choke at small cliff or down-climb. Currently (January 2020) there's a very nice anchor just above the rappel on the skier's right side. We found that a 30m rope was the perfect length for the rappel, in low-snow conditions.
After the rappel, you can expect to enjoy about a thousand feet of beautiful, technical couloir skiing before opening up on Tyndall Glacier
next to the mouth of Dragontail Couloir
Shared By: Jacob Winey