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1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,377' 420 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 12,354' 3,766 m
Low: 10,977' 3,346 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 24% (13°)
Max Slope: 37% (20°)
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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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Easy skinning leads across the Commodore Ridge to the top of a chute.

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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This is an extremely accessible and fun couloir only about a mile from the car. Conditions can be good year-round as the chute faces north and gets very little sun.

Begin at a parking area below Commodore Ridge, skinning up the ridge through trees. Once Commodore Basin is in sight, the ridge steepens a bit, and a short, but narrow and rocky section guards the top of the couloir. It is best to boot pack this narrow section as a fall here could have some nasty consequences.

Overall, this ascent is straightforward and not terribly taxing, making this area quite accessible.

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