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The Bong Chute

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A steep, narrow slide path and thrilling descent when conditions are right.


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Ski Line

11,955' 3,644 m

High

10,598' 3,230 m

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Up

1,356' 413 m

Down

49%

Avg Slope (26°)

69%

Max Slope (35°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Avalanche terrain.

Description

The Taos backcountry's sweetest low hanging fruit. Finding a route to the top can be tricky. With a stable snowpack, climbing in the trees adjacent to the chute is possible, but the safest route is via the Bull of the Woods to Wheeler Peak ridge. The runout crosses the Williams Lake Trail.

History & Background

This chute sits right along the Carson National Forest boundary.

Contacts

Shared By:

J. Bella

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Photos

6' deep flank crown near the top of the Bong Chute, R3D2.5 slide released March 14th, pic from March 20th.
Apr 3, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
Peace Chute March 17, 2019
Apr 4, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
Fresh line in the Bong Chute, January 2016
Jan 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
The Bong Chute from the Williams Lake trail, January 5, 2018 ~ during the driest Winter in this region for several decades
Jan 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM

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