Japanese Couloir, Mount Barrill III, 55-70 degree snow or ice


Alaska, USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 2-3 days
Approach time: 30 minutes from Gorge
Descent time: 2-5 hours
Number of pitches: N/A
Height of route: 2,750'
The western wall of the Ruth Gorge seems almost impenetrable except by the deep notches between the peaks allowing access to the lower angle back sides. Mount Barrill, however, holds a secret little couloir that soars straight up its eastern façade, allowing relatively simple access up this forbidding face. This southeast couloir, first climbed by the Japanese, is “in” for a long part of the season. This makes it an attractive climb, either as a proud objective for a beginning climber, or as a quick romp for a seasoned alpinist. It is also a good descent route for the more technical rock climbs on the east face, so potentials for those climbs may want to climb it to familiarize themselves with their future descent.
Photos - View all 1 photos of Japanese Couloir as: Thumbnails | Slideshow
Climber Beta on Japanese Couloir
  There are currently there are no beta messages posted for this route. Be the first!
Which SuperTopo guidebooks include a topo for Japanese Couloir?

Alaska Climbing
Find other routes like Japanese Couloir

Everything You Need to Know About Alaska USA
Search the internet for beta on Japanese Couloir
  Search the internet for information on Japanese Couloir
Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff
Mount Barrill - Japanese Couloir III, 55-70 degree snow or ice - Alaska, USA. Click to Enlarge
An overview of the line.
Photo: Joe Puryear
Other Routes on Mount Barrill
Mount Barrill - Cobra Pillar VI, 5.11, C1+, 50-degree snow - Alaska, USA. Click for details.
Cobra Pillar, VI, 5.11, C1+, 50-degree snow
Mount Barrill
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

An overview of the line.
SuperTopo Videos