Powder Project Logo

blueBlack Grandma's Couloir

Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
Ascent
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°)
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by john collis

Avalanche risk for Jul 10, 2019: Unknown

Unknown or outdated data.

Full forecast for CAIC: North San Juan Mountains — Brought to you by CO Avalanche Information Center

Avy tweets from @CAICnthsanjuan

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

john collis
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.

Skied this ascent?

We need help with the following missing ascent information:

Photos, Need to Know

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow skiers know what's here.

Contacts

Rate This Ascent

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ascent

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#284

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Ascent Rankings

#109

in Colorado

#284

Overall
7 Views Last Month
615 Since Mar 4, 2016
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Powder Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Ski