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Grizzly Peak Approach

Easy/Intermediate

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0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
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Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,642' 500 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 12,712' 3,875 m
Low: 11,070' 3,374 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 34% (19°)
Max Slope: 48% (25°)
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Trail shared by Chris Dickson

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An easier and shorter way to access Grizzly Peak than starting at the top of Loveland Pass.

Chris Dickson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From a pulloff just off Highway 6, park your car and throw on your skins. Skin up the obvious drainage/gully as you slowly move up the backside of Grizzly Peak. It's easiest to shoot for the saddle below Grizzly, because from there you can decide to take the ridge to the summit of Grizzly Peak or ski down and traverse over to your couloir of choice to climb and ski.

Overall, a very fast and direct way to some AWESOME backcountry spring lines!

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Jun 4, 2019
Mike Wright
Frozen solid firm smooth surface all the way to the saddle. Had to boot the steep bit after the left turn. Good firm corn ski back. — 3h 15m
May 11, 2018
Marcello Ancarola
snow frozen since the parkig, directly with the ski to the first Couloir, , descent from the first icy couloir to the parking, good condition to ski

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Looking up the drainage with Grizzly Peak in the distance.
Apr 16, 2015 near Keystone, CO

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