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Grizzly Couloir

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 4.7 (3) SKI LINE

This is a very nice couloir.


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0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Ski Line

12,747' 3,885 m

High

11,597' 3,535 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,150' 351 m

Down

53%

Avg Slope (28°)

67%

Max Slope (34°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

This is best to do as a loop with 2 cars, leaving a car at Bakersville and starting from Loveland pass.

Description

Starting from the pass, head up and over Grizzly. Keep heading towards Torreys until you can tell you are on top of the line. Mind the cornice that usually forms on the top. The line is about 1500' long and never gets over 50 degrees. It is narrowest at the top and gradually opens on the way down. It's cool to link up with Torreys if you have the energy and good timing.

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Shared By:

Jason Kaplan with improvements by Jacob Winey

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 3 votes

#17

in Summit County

#228

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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#17

in Summit County

#55

in Colorado

#228

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Dropping into Grizzly Couloir after traversing under the cornice.
Jan 10, 2019 near Keystone, CO
Grizzly Couloir, with a snowboarder exiting the bottom.
Jan 7, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Looking down the couloir from below the cornice, the entrance is to the right of where this was taken.
Jan 7, 2019 near Keystone, CO

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Jan 5, 2019
Jacob Winey
Cornice is somewhat built up, but you can enter to the lookers right of the couloir (above it) and traverse in.