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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

Avalanche risk for Apr 30, 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.

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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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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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