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Grandma's Couloir

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Easy skinning leads across the Commodore Ridge to the top of a chute.


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1.1

Miles

1.8

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Ascent

12,354' 3,766 m

High

10,977' 3,346 m

Low

1,377' 420 m

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24%

Avg Slope (13°)

37%

Max Slope (20°)
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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john collis

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