|Peak:||Missouri Mountain (14er)|
|Route:||North Face Couloirs|
|Date of Information:||06/03/2012|
I climbed the north (main) couloir this morning and had to bail 2/3 the way up (onto the rock rib - not recommended). At ~13,600, I was postholing (if you call it that) to my chest. I essentially rolled into a ball and was able to free myself and gain the rock rib. Snow conditions were atrocious and they got worse as I moved further and further UP the couloir.
The main couloir is the only one with continuous coverage (C couloir is long gone), but the conditions were bad...
Descended normal route. Don‘t bother with an axe, glissading window has closed too...