The couloir is skiable from summit to bottom (1200+ feet), however, when we skied it we entered the couloir from a side inlet 200' below the summit as a sizable cornice existed at the top. The upper pitch can reach 50 degrees, but the majority of the couloir is sustained 45. The bulk of the couloir is fairly shaded from the sun, except for the top 100', so an early start is prudent. No narrow chokes exist and the majority of the couloir is wide at roughly 30', but it does have a double fall line.[more]
The Second highest point in Washington. Mt Adams is a gentle giant with but can be as challenging as you make it with routes of all difficulties. Crevasse Free routes exist to the summit and offer some of the longest sustained ski descents in the country.
Elevation: 12276 ft / 3742 m
How to Get There
From Hood River, OR Drive north on HWY 141 towards Trout Lake. Once in town stop at the Ranger Station to pay your $15 climbing fee and register. Don't forget yourpoop bags!