Bonneville, 5 Mile Couloir

 

5 Mile Couloir

5 Mile Couloir

I noticed this line when Emily and I were in the Lakes Basin and had to check it out.

     

5 Mile Couloir on the left, 6 Mile on the right

5 Mile Couloir on the left, 6 Mile on the right

6 Mile trip report here

I only made it 900′ up on my first attempt before getting blocked by an ice choke. I came prepared this go round and it paid off.

The first crux

The first crux

Above that ice crack was another icy choke, then 1500′ of tight chute goodness.

Token scenery shot

Token scenery shot

 

Looking down the barrel

Looking down the barrel

Half way down. Great turns to be had

Half way down. Great turns to be had

Looking down on the upper crux. A couple short raps brought me to the final 900'

Looking down on the upper crux. A couple short raps brought me to the final 900′

Looking down the rest of the chute

Looking down the rest of the chute

The line is about 2400′ top to runout. Another Bonneville classic.

 

 

 

 

 

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