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Patrol Hut Ascent

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0.2 Miles 0.3 Kilometers


Ascent

401' 122 m

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42%

Avg Slope (23°)

88%

Max Slope (41°)

11,812' 3,600 m

High

11,411' 3,478 m

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Shared By J. Bella

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A steep climb through alpine forests to the Kachina Peak North Ridge route.

J. Bella
Type: In Bounds (completely inside ski area boundary)
There is no uphill access to this route when the ski area is open.

Description

This is a good route to avoid crossing beneath the K Chutes during spring. The terrain is south-southeast facing, which can melt out quickly in the warm spring sun and is why it's a great route to avoid traversing the bottom of the K Chutes. Be aware if the snow is deep enough, as avalanche danger may exist on this side too. From the Kachina Peak Main route find a suitable way above the ski patrol hut at the top of Lift 4. Follow the treeline along an open apron that catches slides from a series of treed chutes. Contour up this slope, switching back where the terrain steepens. There are a lot of rock outcrops at the top of the slope which may require some Class 3 moves before it gains the ridge at a saddle.

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