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Easter Couloir

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -917' -280 m
High: 12,409' 3,782 m
Low: 11,492' 3,503 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 60% (31°)
Max Slope: 106% (47°)
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Trail shared by J. Bella

A steep and winding drop through some amazing New Mexico geologic features.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

When this line is filled in enough to ride, knowledge of alpine terrain and experience riding steep, technical lines is necessary. It is recommended to carry an ice axe and know how to self arrest, as the entrance is gnarly. From Kachina's summit, ride past the top of the K9 Couloir, past the rock outcrop to the top of the Easter Couloir. The line is not visible from here; it snakes to the left between some cliffs then the narrow cut chute makes a right turn. There's a large cliff at the bottom to skier's left before it opens onto the apron.

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K9 Couloir
Jan 16, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Kachina Peak from Wheeler's north ridge
Jan 16, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Avalanche debris deposited on the Wildy Bowl Crossover ~ April 28th, 2016
Feb 6, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Kachina's southeast facing lines
Jan 10, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM

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