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The Ring Finger

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0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,496' -456 m
High: 12,248' 3,733 m
Low: 10,752' 3,277 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 56% (29°)
Max Slope: 91% (42°)
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Trail shared by J. Bella

A steep, wide open avalanche path with a technical entrance.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Avalanche terrain, rockfalls are often seen in this chute.

Description

The top of this line is gnarly. It is often wind scoured, and the steep cliffs that border the entrance are exposed. Most often this line is accessed on a traverse from near treeline in the Pinky Chute. The middle has some open snowfields covering boulders and then the chute opens onto a wide apron on a large convex rollover. The line ends at the Williams Lake Trail.

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Shredding
Feb 14, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
Shredding the Pinky Trib on a Spring pow day
Jan 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
View west from Kachina's east side
Dec 30, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
The Ring Finger has several starting zones, this is the most prominent and widest, below the cliffs that line the chute near treeline
Jan 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Bottom of the Pinky Chute, riding into the apron
Jan 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM

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