Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
II D7 R2 (II D10 R2)
Being the east of the two direct options from the summit, this line is known for rocks being littered throughout its length. Alternatively, Zig Zag Couloir can be taken to make it much harder in terms of skiing.
Climb the line from just below Little Blue Lake. Make sure to note avy conditions, as this line is notoriously thin and is north-facing, making it prime real estate for dangerous slides.
Choosing to go left at the obvious conjunction of two couloirs keeps you at the D7 difficulty, while taking the climber's right option brings you into Zig Zag couloir, upping the ante a bit.
Getting to the summit from the top of the couloir means covering some Class 3 ground, so keep that in mind before considering this a peak-bagging line. Just purely for location this line is worth doing if in the area. Watch the exposed rocks in the apron on the way out.
Shared By: Thomas Beatty