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Quandary Peak East Ridge

Intermediate
 4.5 (11)

This is the standard easy route to Quandary Peak summit.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.1

KM

Ascent

14,024' 4,275 m

High

10,868' 3,313 m

Low

3,156' 962 m

Up

85' 26 m

Down

20%

Avg Slope (11°)

40%

Max Slope (22°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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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  4.5 from 11 votes

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Photos

What a view! This is looking back toward the false summit.
May 16, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
View to the left of ascent
Mar 17, 2020 near Brecken…, CO
A view of the Upper East Bowl. Taken standing on the saddle, looking west towards the final summit ridge.
Feb 28, 2019 near Brecken…, CO

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Mar 20, 2021
Marc D
left a little late so we got the big winds, but found some reasonable skiing. Fun day 8.1mi — 6h 00m
Feb 14, 2021
Walker T
A little rocky at the top, so had to dodge. skiing down low was soft and stable.
Mar 14, 2020
Private User
Jan 4, 2020
Trent Osinski
Feb 24, 2019
Paul Richard
Very windy and cold, but clear. No major trail issues
Dec 5, 2018
Caitlin Sullivan
Did not summit due to high winds. Good coverage - snow was best at lower elevation. 6.1mi — 3h 00m
Apr 1, 2018
Iain Baker
Mar 10, 2018
Jesse Villines