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Ridge ascent from Peru Creek Winter Closure parking to Tiptop Peak ("Caddy Couli").


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1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Ascent

11,867' 3,617 m

High

10,006' 3,050 m

Low

1,861' 567 m

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25%

Avg Slope (14°)

68%

Max Slope (34°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Non-motorized use during the winter with posted signs. Peru Creek Road #260.

Description

From the parking lot, look for a skin track or terrain features that identifies the ridge. Once you've made the ridge, it's fairly basic until the technical sections that are slightly exposed with steep slope angles. This is not an easy skin so don't be afraid of the tree assist!

Follow the ridge up through the trees until you make it the top of Caddilac Couloir. From there, you can see Grays/Torreys, Chihuahua Gulch and tons of terrain to the NW/N/NE. With W/SW views of Glacier, Bear, and Independence Mountains on the way up. Scope some other lines, plan, then GO!

This ascent is perfect for skiing Cadillac Gully and other north-facing shots in the Peru Creek Zone.

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Denver Powderwhores

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#185

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Photos

The top of Cadillac - left entrance
Mar 1, 2020 near Keystone, CO
Top of Cadillac Couloir
Mar 1, 2020 near Keystone, CO
Caltopo Map w/ slope angle shading. Arrow shows the ridge to skin up.
Dec 16, 2015 near Keystone, CO
nearing the ridge
Mar 12, 2015 near Keystone, CO

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