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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
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Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,006' -307 m
High: 11,617' 3,541 m
Low: 10,610' 3,234 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 61% (31°)
Max Slope: 67% (34°)
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Trail shared by Chris Dickson

Avalanche risk for Apr 18, 2019: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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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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