North Peak Couloirs

Overview

The North Peak Couloirs (Left and Right) extend over 2200 feet above the Saddlebag Lakes Basin. Both the Left and Right Couloirs are sustained 50/55 degrees offering 5-7 pitches of roped ice/rock climbing. A short Class 3 climb above the couloirs leads to a spectacular summit with views of Mono Lake to the north, and Mt. Conness, Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Valley to the south.

Elevation: 12,242 ft / 3731 m
Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate
Length of Trip: 1 Day
Difficulty Rating: Grade 5 Ice

Cost

$250 Per Person based on 2 People
Private guiding also available

Dates

TBA

Personal Equipment List

CLOTHING

LONG UNDERWEAR TOP AND BOTTOM
EXPEDITION WEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR TOP
PILE OR THICK WOOL SWEATER
PILE OR THICK WOOL PANTS
NYLON OR GORE-TEX JACKET WITH HOOD
NYLON OR GORE-TEX PANTS OR BIBS
PILE OR WOOL CAP
FACE MASK OR BALACLAVA
PILE OR WOOL GLOVES
HEAVY MOUNTAINEERING WOOL SOCKS
LINER SOCKS
BASEBALL CAP
T-SHIRT
HIKING SHORTS

GEAR

*PACK
*SLEEPING BAG- temperature rated to at least twenty degrees Fahrenheit
*SLEEPING PAD
*BOOTS- medium to heavy weight leather boots
*SKI POLES
*ICE TOOLS
*CRAMPONS
*HARNESS
*2EA LOCKING CARABINERS
*HEADLAMP
DARK GLASSES
WATER BOTTLES
POCKET KNIFE
SUNSCREEN
LIP BALM
TOILET PAPER
EATING UTENSILS
CAMERA AND FILM
IODINE TABLETS
BUG SPRAY
*Available for rental from SMI