|Range/Region:||Central Colorado Ranges|
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1924|
|First successful climber(s):||Carl Blaurock, Herman Buhl, Albert Ellingwood|
|Nearest major airport:||Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole|
Thanks to James Barlow for adding this peak.
Mount Helen is one of the highest peaks in the Wind River Range, and has many great routes. The west couloirs are the easiest way up, and are a great snow climb. They start at the floor of Titcomb Basin, and cross the continental divide to gain the east ridge, for a scramble to the summit. The classic rock route up is the Tower Ridge traverse. It ascends Tower 1 by the south ridge, then over the pinnacles of Tower 2, and to a notch between Tower 3 and the summit. Just 3 more pitches to the summit from there. Many more routes lie on this beautiful mountain.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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- Log #16085 - by
James Barlow on Mar 11, 2001Jon, Chris, Keith, Don T, Don S, Alan, and I saw this beautiful couloir rising from Titcomb Basin in August, 1997, and vowed to climb it some day. That day was 2 years later in 1999. Keith, Chris,...