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.
|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.
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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,...