Peak:  Torreys Peak (14er)
 Route:  Emperor Couloir
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  caverdude
 Date of Info:  06/22/2011
 Date Posted:  06/22/2011

Attempted the couloir today, but bailed at 13,100ft due to increased rockfall hazard. Started climbing the couloir just before 7am, but the air temperature warmed up really fast and even the shaded snow in the couloir was getting soft. Got hit in the chest by a slow moving rock during the first 800ft, but the very fast moving rocks at 13,100ft were too scary to deal with. Air temp was about 32F when started hiking at 5:30am and the snow on the approach was hard so no postholing. Need to get an early start on this one, especially with the warmer temps coming soon.

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