ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,064' -324 m
High: 10,819' 3,298 m
Low: 9,755' 2,973 m
GradeAvg Slope: 67% (34°)
Max Slope: 90% (42°)
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“Off the beaten path couloir skiing.”— Ben Johnson
Bootpack the obvious couloir. Depending on snow levels and comfort levels, you can climb through a series of two chokes in the upper couloir to access the upper bowl.
Steep skiing (up to 55 degrees) is to be found around the chokes. The upper choke rarely fills in with snow, while the lower choke often holds snow at a width of less than a ski length. Steep skiing mellows out a little as you make your way down the couloir to the apron, which accumulates a lot of slough from above throughout the winter.
Also, it's important to know that much of Prospector's is closed during the winter for Bighorn Sheep habitat. The Banana, this, and other lines that empty into Death Canyon are not part of this closure (Rimrock Lake and the West aspects of Prospector's are closed December 1st through April 1st).
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