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-1,006' -307 m

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11,617' 3,541 m

High

10,610' 3,234 m

Low

61%

Avg Slope (31°)

67%

Max Slope (34°)

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A classic pencil chute with relatively easy access from Crested Butte.

Chris Dickson

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You can either climb this line before skiing it, or you can skin the ridge on Axtell and drop in from the very top. Either way, expect steep and tight couloir skiing! There are a few chokes (one near the top and one near the bottom) that may require down-climbing (or straight-lining it) depending on the conditions.

Regardless, one hell of a classic Colorado couloir.

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Avalanche risk for Jan 17, 2018: 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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