Red Slate Couloir

Elevation 13,163 feet, 4012m

Difficulty rating: Grade 4 Ice Beginner

Red Slate Couloir Details:

Length Price Rating Dates
3 Days $650 per person, based on a minimum of two people
Private guiding also available
Grade 4 Ice Call SMI for custom dates

Located on the north side of Red Slate Mountain is a 1300+ foot couloir that provides an excellent introduction to long Sierra gully climbs. The climbing is at a sustained but moderate 40 to 45-degree angle. We spend the first day approaching the climb and in the afternoon review techniques. An early start finds us entering the gully at sunrise. This peak is a hidden gem with good access, great climbing, and few encounters with other people.