Bell Cord Couloir
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -3,294' -1,004 m
High: 13,675' 4,168 m
Low: 10,380' 3,164 m
GradeAvg Slope: 59% (30°)
Max Slope: 97% (44°)
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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“A steep, technical descent between two of Colorado's most iconic peaks.”— Jacob Winey
Then, it chokes to around 15 feet wide at an angle of 60+ degrees. Once you've passed the choke, it opens up again, be wary of crevasse-like holes on the downhill sided of rocks. I skied to the right once it opened up to make it over to a feature called the "Garbage Chute", which drops you into the final snowfield below the bells. The Garbage Chute was absolutely bullet-proof since it gets just about zero sun throughout the day. Route assessment is a necessary skill.
Land Manager: White River National Forest - Maroon Bells