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Steep skiing over a 60m ice cliff. Rappel required. Tight turns below rap


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0.3

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Ski Line

13,433' 4,094 m

High

12,613' 3,844 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

820' 250 m

Down

48%

Avg Slope (26°)

53%

Max Slope (28°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Double rope rappel(we used 60m and tag line). Bring tat/nuts.

Description

Enjoy this descent from the summit of Wheeler Mountain. This descent is steep and committing, especially in the turns above the choke. Interesting rocks are exposed as you continue to the lower portion of the mountain. As you get lower start looking for an anchor, don't get too low or you'll miss them. A long double rope rappel over a steep ice gully lands you in a deep chasm. Very tight turns lead to the apron and a fast ski out.

History & Background

I don't know if this has been skied before, but I believe we were the first. Zander/Zander Spring 2015

Contacts

Shared By:

Timothy Zander

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#8

in Breckenridge

#536

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#8

in Breckenridge

#209

in Colorado

#536

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Climbing the approach.
Oct 29, 2016 near Brecken…, CO
Traversing the ridge to the summit
Oct 29, 2016 near Brecken…, CO

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