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Quandary Peak East Ridge

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3.1 Miles 5.1 Kilometers


Ascent

3,156' 962 m

Ascent

-85' -26 m

Descent

14,024' 4,275 m

High

10,868' 3,313 m

Low

20%

Avg Slope (11°)

40%

Max Slope (22°)

Unknown

Update

This is the standard easy route to Quandary Peak summit.

CaseyE Eales

Description

Start at the trailhead, skin up the road for several hundred feet where the trail breaks uphill to the left. Follow the well-developed skin track to the ridge which leads to the big false summit, then it's on to the top. After the false summit, the track gets steeper and can be icy so be careful. If you're slipping backwards, you may have to boot pack it. The summit offers several great ski lines including the easy bowls to the NE.

The angle of the East Ridge and NE bowls is very mild staying at or below 30 degrees; all other routes enter avalanche terrain.

Be careful of weather and wind, they can be severe and because the winds can get so strong, be prepared for mixed snow conditions at the top.

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Jun 16, 2017
Ryan Overton
May 28, 2017
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May 27, 2017
Ryan Overton
Apr 30, 2017
Travis Dunn
3.3mi — 5h 00m
Apr 16, 2017
Travis Dunn
I'm not the best split board skinner. so at the 1st false summit I switched to book-pack mode. Made that final pitch faster. 3.1mi
Mar 11, 2017
Britton Thomas
3h 30m
Feb 16, 2017
Andreas Slette
Longest most serious tour I've done to date. Beautiful. 3.1mi

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Avalanche risk for Dec 15, 2017: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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