Mount Helen

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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.

Elevation (feet): 13,620
Elevation (meters): 4,151
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Central Colorado Ranges
State: Wyoming
Latitude: 39.4286
Longitude: -106.087
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
Convenient Center: Pinedale

Thanks to James Barlow for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There is one trip report for Mount Helen.

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  • Log #16085 - by James Barlow on Mar 11, 2001
    Jon, 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,...