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The Pencil

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0.3 Miles 0.5 Kilometers


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Ascent

-1,006' -307 m

Descent

61%

Avg Slope (31°)

67%

Max Slope (34°)

11,617' 3,541 m

High

10,610' 3,234 m

Low

Shared By Chris Dickson

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

Chris Dickson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

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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