Peak:  Missouri Mountain (14er)
 Route:  North Face Couloirs
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  SnowAlien
 Date of Info:  05/26/2013
 Date Posted:  05/26/2013
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North face couloirs are in fantastic shape for climbing and skiing. We put a booter in the steep central couloir to the left of the summit and skied the Main one. Snow starts about 10 feet from the summit. Trail thru the basin is largely free of snow until 12.5k, so we carried skies on theway up, but on the way down I was able to piece together patchy snowfields and kept the skies on until 11.4k - almost to the mining cabin. Surprisingly, traversing thru the willows was not bad at all (at least on skis). What a great spring climb/ski -highly recommended.


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