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What about the Northwest Couloir route?

The 1st photo was taken from Challenger Point and shows the entire NW Couloir (red - center).  The 2nd photo was taken from the notch between the twin summits on Crestone Peak - looking directly down the NW Couloir.  If you compare these photos to ones taken on the South Face / Red Gully, it's clear that the NW Couloir route is steeper and involves more difficult terrain.  If you are climbing The Peak, I recommend the South Face route.


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