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Gertrude's Nose Direct Line

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 5.0 (1) SKI LINE

First pitch is steep but open glade, second pitch is steep but closed glade, lower pitches brushy.


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1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Ski Line

1,543' 470 m

High

453' 138 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,091' 332 m

Down

21%

Avg Slope (12°)

37%

Max Slope (20°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Some small creeks weave back and forth. Under a good snow you can ride over them, but be careful if it's been warm as they tend to tunnel under the snow.

Description

Great upper pitches. The best way to do this is ski the upper pitches a few times and then make a final descent down the old fire road. Be careful for hidden rocks, logs, and stumps when cover is under 18".

The fire road can get narrow, lots of encroaching trees, some big rocks, and you can pick up speed very quickly if your not careful. Be cautious and remember you're in the backcountry.

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Gunks Jesse

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Skiing a wider section of Gertrude's Nose Switchback trail
Mar 13, 2015 near Pine Bush, NY
Skiing the first pitch of Gertrude's Nose Direct
Mar 13, 2015 near Kerhonkson, NY
Approaching the rock fall area at the top of Gertrude's Nose
Mar 13, 2015 near Kerhonkson, NY

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Mar 10, 2015
Gunks Jesse
with Ryan in spring corn. 1mi