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Ice Spider Couloir

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Ascent

-688' -210 m

Descent

60%

Avg Slope (31°)

127%

Max Slope (52°)

12,266' 3,739 m

High

11,577' 3,529 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 93 days ago
Very thin snowpack, lots of exposure and obstacles. History

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A steep, rugged, and gnarly couloir at the head of Lake Fork's east ridge.

J. Bella

Overview

Wilderness Area—no mechanized equipment, drones etc.
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

This is Class 3 avalanche terrain.

Description [Suggest Changes]

This steep line slides often during and after winter storms, and large wet slides are common during the springtime. It's not noticeable from much of the surrounding area and isn't skied often. When conditions are safe, usually during spring on cold mornings, it makes for an awesome alpine climb and descent when the snow softens enough to ride. The best approach is via the Lake Fork Primitive Route.

The top of the line is a steep couloir lined with jagged cliffs. It opens onto an apron and drops into a basin following an open avalanche path that runs below the treeline.

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