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Grandma's Couloir

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Length

1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


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Elevation

1,377' 420 m

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Descent

24%

Avg Slope (13°)

37%

Max Slope (20°)

12,354' 3,766 m

High

10,977' 3,346 m

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Avalanche risk for Apr 18, 2018: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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

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

John C

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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