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Cody Peak Ascent

Intermediate/Difficult

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1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 610' 186 m
Descent: -186' -57 m
High: 10,605' 3,232 m
Low: 9,995' 3,047 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 11% (7°)
Max Slope: 20% (11°)
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Trail shared by Jason Smith

Avalanche risk for Nov 18, 2018: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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Cody Peak ascent.

Jason Smith
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Disembark Jackson Hole tram and traverse high across Rendezvous Bowl to the high backcountry gate. You'll probably see an obvious traverse track - follow that high right heading toward the rocky low northeast ridge of Cody that marks far looker's right boundary of the classic Pucker Face.

Hiike / scramble up a few hundred feet to gain the top of this short, rocky ridge. Expect a few exposed 4th class moves. Then trend south, hiking on mellow terrain over Pucker Face. From here, pick you delight...or your poison as you'll.

Cody Peak is the ultimate alpine sidecountry theater. Almost all of lines up here are classics. Options ranging from the moderate No Shadows to ridiculous, seldom repeated lines. As the weather pops blue after a storm, expect a smoke show by the locals visible from the Tram Dock.

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Mar 12, 2019
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Photos

JS enroute to a marshmallow landing - Once is Enough. Late March 2009. P. Tristan Greszko
Feb 11, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Chalky, sheltered snow of Four Shadows
Mar 16, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Once you top out on the scrambly lower northeast ridge, you can get an eye on Cody's incredible north and east facing lines. This shot taken during a long dry spell in March 2010.
Feb 11, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
View of Cody Peak with numerous Jackson Hole sidecountry lines.
Apr 13, 2016 near Moose W…, WY
David Mayers pondering before the plunge. Once is Enough, March 2009
Feb 11, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Jay Hause dropping into Twice is Nice - March 2011
Feb 17, 2015 near Moose W…, WY

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