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Saint Vrain Mountain East Ridge

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1.0 Miles 1.5 Kilometers


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Ascent

-1,049' -320 m

Descent

21%

Avg Slope (12°)

34%

Max Slope (19°)

12,134' 3,699 m

High

11,086' 3,379 m

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Shared By Gunks Jesse

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Bad / Closed 40 days ago
Windblown, Icy: Parking is a joke only room for a few cars. Wind has blown all the snow away. Lots of exposed rocks and logs.gotohiddenvalley History

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Avalanche risk for Feb 22, 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.

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

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A broad descent with several options leading into glades at the tree line.

Gunks Jesse
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Always ski backcountry with a partner. Know the avalanche forecast, study and test the snowpack, and carry your probe, beacon, and shovel.

Description

The East Ridge of Saint Vrain Mountain is more of a face than a ridge. This broad descent has many options and can be a long descent to the choke point in Rock Creek (up to 2,000 if conditions are right). When you reach the narrow point of the creek with steepening walls on either side (around 10,400) head east into the forest to regain road 116. Feel the burn down the road to the car!

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Jim Boe  
Went up in January. Very icy and windblown. Lots of exposed rocks. Lots of downed trees. Long hike before you get to anything skiable. Parking lot is a joke. Too small and icy. Rather go to hidden valley. Jan 14, 2019

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