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Ptarmigan

Intermediate
 3.0 (1) SKI LINE

The most skied line off the South Diamond Peak.


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Ski Line

11,533' 3,515 m

High

11,091' 3,380 m

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Up

442' 135 m

Down

38%

Avg Slope (21°)

43%

Max Slope (23°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

While this is most likely the safest line off the South Diamond, it is definitely still serious avalanche terrain. It's east facing, contains a convex roller, and peaks out at about 35% (depending on how far right you ski). Ski this line with the knowledge that large portions of the South Diamond face usually slide about once a year, this run included.

Description

After taking the South Diamond Ascent, follow the first open section with some small trees to your left and towards the bottom of the run. This run is skied a lot because of its ability to be lapped quickly and the fact that is usually holds some good snow.

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#9

in Cameron Pass

#540

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#9

in Cameron Pass

#212

in Colorado

#540

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Photos

Looking towards Joe Wright Reservoir from south diamond.
Jan 23, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO
Ptarmigan is the rightmost face in the picture
Jan 25, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO

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May 9, 2020
Joe Martinet
It was lovely
Mar 16, 2019
t d
Feb 10, 2018
Andrea Creighton
Avy danger considerable, stayed below tree line.