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Date Friday  4/25/2014
End Date Saturday  4/26/2014
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Pikes Y Couloir
Start Time 2:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader David Gibson
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Rock Climbing
Climb Type
Climbing Class
Pace Fast
Trail Mileage 18
Elevation Gain 7515
Driving Distance


Pikes Peak

For more info Contact

Dave "Hoot" Gibson,


The Y Couloir is a steep snow climb on the north face of Pikes Peak requiring a long approach through the Bottomless Pit.  The approach on snowshoes and climb with alpine gear is strenous and requires snow climing experience and a high level of fitness.  The group will camp at Barr Camp ($12 tent, $17 lean-to, $28 cabin, $8 dinner) on the evening of Friday 25 April and depart Barr Camp at 4:30 am on Saturday 26 April to approach and then ascend the Y Couloir.  From the summit, members may hike 12 miles down Barr Trail or (if avaiable) ride the Cog Railway ($36 or less).  If snow conditions are not safe on this date the trip will be postponed or cancelled. 


Personal expenses for camping, dinner, and transportation down may vary from $0 to $72.