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Pacific Peak Rocket Couloir Tour

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7.2 mile 11.6 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,735' 834 m
Descent: -3,269' -996 m
High: 13,687' 4,172 m
Low: 10,418' 3,176 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 16% (9°)
Max Slope: 49% (26°)
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A sentinel 13'er to a 800 foot couloir then down and out through the amazing Mohawk Lakes.

angus Morrison
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Car shuttle or pickup required.

Description

This is a full day adventure for a normal party. Start at Mayflower Gulch TH, taking care to make the left turn into Pacific Creek to the head and the maze of moraine to the SW face of Pacific Peak. Climb the face if there is snow (crampons and axe). Descend the east ridge onto the edge of the pacific tarn basin.

The Rocket Couloir is the 3rd and best looking gully on the left. Careful on the exit of the Mohawk Lakes area. Convex rollovers to avalanche terrain on east-facing low elevation aspects. Route finding is critical through this area.

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Sep 15, 2019
John Duke 1
May 26, 2019
Krystyna Zatorski
Great, quick hike and ride 1.8mi — 1h 40m

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The skin toward Atlantic Peak in Mayflower Gulch is gorgeous.
Jan 27, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
Looking back at the Rocket Fins.
Mar 8, 2016 near Brecken…, CO
Rocket Couloir
Mar 8, 2016 near Brecken…, CO
A savvy skier checks the snow conditions near Atlantic Peak.
Jan 27, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
Approach
Mar 8, 2016 near Brecken…, CO
Looking up to the top out.
Mar 8, 2016 near Brecken…, CO

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