Atlantic Pk. - "V" Col


Tenmile Range - CO

Atlantic Pk. - 13,841' 

"V" Couloir 


Given our early transition to spring we decided it was necessary to seek alpine terrain with a solar aspect thus we set out for Atlantic Peak's southeast couloirs.  Upon arriving to the apron it appeared the surface of the "Atlantis" col was likley to be to warm by the time we finished our climb and summited, so we opted for the "V" col, which turned out to be a great decision as the entrance to the "V" col was classic!  We nailed it, the first pitch had a northerly shift to it and still held soft cold snow.  The second pitch corned up nicely as did the 4 mile ski out. 

 Spine Entrance - Jonah

Spine Entrance - Jonah

 
 Atlantic Pk - "V" Col in the middle of southeast face

Atlantic Pk - "V" Col in the middle of southeast face

 
 "V" Col - Jonah

"V" Col - Jonah

 
 Fletcher Mtn. - Northeast Couloir

Fletcher Mtn. - Northeast Couloir

 
 Lincoln, Democrat and Fletcher 

Lincoln, Democrat and Fletcher 

 
 Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

 
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 Summit Warmup Pitch 

Summit Warmup Pitch 

The summit "warmup" pitch leading down to the southeast couloirs provided some soft turns to loosen the legs before the steeps.  That Quandary looming in the background

 
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 Corned Apron

Corned Apron