Oh What Big Eyes You Have Couloir

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0.5 Miles 0.8 Kilometers


Ski Line

3' 1 m

Ascent

-1,821' -555 m

Descent

12,868' 3,922 m

High

11,047' 3,367 m

Low

69%

Avg Slope (35°)

104%

Max Slope (46°)

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1800 vertical feet of 15 foot wide, 45 degree sustained goodness!

Eric Internicola

Need to Know

This couloir is pretty steep, needs lots of snow to be filled in, and it's not very wide. Don't fall or you'll likely be seriously injured.

Description

A long approach to some one of the most amazing couloir skis I've had the pleasure of doing. This is well worth the effort to get there. It's a very steep couloir (and it's sustained). It's not very wide which makes it somewhat challenging. If you're looking for a fun challenge, this could be the route for you.

This descent is featured in "Climbing and Skiing Colorado's Mountains: 50 Select Ski Descents": amazon.com/Climbing-Skiing-...

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May 14, 2017
Britton Thomas
Very firm conditions around 11:30am. Connected snow patches on the ski out to around 9,400 feet.
Apr 30, 2015
Will Shaw
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When were the photos for your route description taken? Apr 9, 2015


May 4th, 2014. Sorry I didn't see your comment earlier (I didn't get a notification about it). May 24, 2015


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