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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: -863' -263 m
High: 11,813' 3,601 m
Low: 10,950' 3,338 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 29% (16°)
Max Slope: 36% (20°)
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Avalanche risk for May 20, 2019: Considerable

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential. Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

Full forecast for CAIC: Front Range Zone — Brought to you by CO Avalanche Information Center

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A broad snowfield descent on a moderate pitch.

Gunks Jesse
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

This should be considered avalanche terrain. Ski with a partner, analyze snow pack, know and conservatively interpret the forecast, and ALWAYS have your probe, beacon, and shovel.

Description

The broad southern snowfield accessed from the west plateau at 11,800' is a more reliable line than the Saint Vrain Mountain South Slope Direct Line. Follow the approach for the East Ridge to the summit of Saint Vrain Mountain. To reach the more reliable line originating at the plateau, continue west from the summit for under a half mile the top of the snowfield at the broad bench at 11,800'. Ski the South Slopes to tree line and climb back up the descent route to the summit.

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