Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
A tight, committing line that can hold good snow.
Need to Know
Park at the pulloff on the opposite side of the road from the upper parking lot for A-Basin. Skin up the gully and choose between the saddle or the ridge to the summit of Grizzly Peak.
From the NW ridge of Grizzly Peak, this line is guarded by a large cornice that is tricky to negotiate. From below, it's an easy couloir climb, but remain aware of the cornice, which could flush you out if it ripped.
A broad snowfield funnels into a brief narrow choke, "The Wiggle." Barely wide enough for skis, it may require "straight-lining" it to get through the choke and onto the snow apron below the chute.
Really fun and holds good snow!
Shared By: Chris Dickson