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blueBlack Saint Vrain Mountain South Slope Direct Line

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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,172' -357 m
High: 12,116' 3,693 m
Low: 10,944' 3,336 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 39% (21°)
Max Slope: 45% (24°)
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Trail shared by Gunks Jesse

Avalanche risk for May 30, 2019: 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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A direct line from the peak of Saint Vrain Mountain to the fire road traverse.

Gunks Jesse
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

This line picks its way through very rocky terrain and can be unreliable at times. Consider this area an avalanche zone and take appropriate precautions.

Saint Vrain Mountain is generally considered a spring skiing location.

Description

Follow the approach for the East Ridge to the summit of Saint Vrain Mountain. The direct south slopes are accessed via a quick scramble over rocks from the summit to the southwest. Follow the obvious line between rock formations as it descends into the glades below. Ski the line to the edge of the trees, then climb back up to the summit to repeat the descent, pick another line, or ski out.

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