Bivouac.com   Home     Help   Index     Login
Wedge Mountain - North Couloir
Subject Mountain: Wedge Mountain
Difficulty: snow / ice up to 50 degrees, AD

Summary: The lefthand of two parrallel couloirs situated on the right side Wedge's North Face. Mostly 40-45 degree snow or ice, but steeper at the top. In early season, the cornice is the main obstacle, while later in the summer the bergscrund provides the most challenging climbing. The usual approach is from the Wedgemount Glacier. It's about 4 60m rope lengths from the bergschrund to the top.

Detail: This Route is called the "North Couloir" in Bruce Fairley's guide book and the "Discoll-Legg Couloir" in Kevin McLean's Alpine Select.