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0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -2,053' -626 m
High: 13,903' 4,238 m
Low: 11,849' 3,612 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 54% (28°)
Max Slope: 64% (33°)
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Trail shared by Will Shaw

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 wide open couloir on the south face of Quandary off the summit.

Will Shaw
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Either skin/hike the east ridge to the summit and drop down to the south or follow Blue Lakes road to the base and start climbing.

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Dec 16, 2017
Henry Lewinsohn
Dec 10, 2017
John Duke 1
Apr 23, 2017
JaminT
Soft, fun.
Mar 19, 2017
Deva Solomon
Needs snow. Extra downclimb
Jun 6, 2013
Will Shaw
Jun 12, 2011
Britton Thomas
This is a great ski and climb. Skied directly from the summit in 2011.
Jun 3, 2011
Jared Brin

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Britton Thomas
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Britton Thomas   Colorado
The Cristo Couloir is also a great climb if you want to break out the crampons and ice ax. Feb 21, 2017

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