Trip Report: Mt. Timpanogos, UT – “Grunge Couloir”

Trip Report:  Mt. Timpanogos, UT – “Grunge Couloir”
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Yesterday, May 26th 2020, I walked, bushwhacked, and crampon-ed my way up the legendary “Grunge Couloir” of Mt. Timpanogos in Utah.

I’d be lying to you if I said I’d slept great the night before skiing this aggressive chute.

I was scared of the constant rockfall, of ice in the chute, of the steepness at the top, and of the 62º no-fall-zone above a 1,000′ cliff on the initial turn…

“As serene and soothing as a Mud Honey concert in a hurricane.”

“The sides [of the chute] are line with towering, rotting rock walls that send down a constant barrage of buzzing missiles.  Most of these find their way into a five foot wide semipermanent runnel that divides the already narrow chute from top to bottom like a bowl of pudding.  Between the angle (over 60º at the top), the half-buried rocks and the runnel, there are enough objective hazards to keep even the most attention deficit di.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains

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