climb the sickle on horstmann peak in idaho's sawtooth mountains

Sickle Couloir – Steep Snow/Ice/5th class

This route has become popular in recent years for skiers looking to descend this highly coveted line! During early to mid summer the Sickle Couloir is a steep snow climb with 3rd through easy 5th class climbing to the summit. Fit climbers can get it done in a long day, but there are spectacular bivys below the base of the couloir.