Y-Couloir & other North Face Ascents, 1-Day 

This is a seasonal climb, when its in condition it’s a true alpine classic in big terrain. Best as a Spring and Summer climb. Climbers are drawn to it’s perfect beauty.  “The Y” is a first steep snow climb and 14er couloir ascent for many.

We’ll depart Colorado Springs at 7am and drive the Pikes Peak Highway. We will drop into the Bottomless Pit and start the 2,100′ snow climb. We also have the option to start higher on the highway and approach via the Hero Traverse above the western edge of the Bottomless Pit. This appetizing warm-up peaks your interest and tests your footwork in a dramatic alpine setting. Once the traverse is complete we ascend the last 1,200′ of “the Y”. Both route options afford spectacular views as we climb névé snow and a short exposed rock band directly up the North Face of Pikes Peak and top out in the middle of the broad summit.

Client Expectations:
Previous snow climbing experience or Snow School course required.

Pikes Peak North Face (11,500′ – 14,115′)

North Face Private Climbs Pricing

1 climber, 1 guide

2 climbers, 1 guide

3 climbers, 1 guide
$215 (this option is dependent on route conditions)

Maximum ratio 3:1

*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $15/person not included.

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book a private for one or more climbers.

Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider & employer

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