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Smoke and Dragons

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0.2 Miles 0.4 Kilometers


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Ascent

-830' -253 m

Descent

67%

Avg Slope (34°)

95%

Max Slope (43°)

11,797' 3,596 m

High

10,967' 3,343 m

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Shared By Jacob Winey

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A true adventure for people that think skiing just needs more rappelling.

Jacob Winey
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Bring plenty of gear for anchors; it's unlikely that you'll find more than one anchor already set.

Description

This is a very obscure line between Dragons Tail and Dead Elk. To get into the couloir, start at a small snowfield, just skier's right of the entrance to Dragontail Couloir (the true entrance, not the Incisor entrance). From there, you traverses right, over some exposure, to get to a sort of shoulder that drops into the couloir. Manage your way down snowfields and rappels, keeping left whenever there's an option. The skiing varies from awesome, inset snowfields to tight billygoating. Eventually, it drops you into the bottom half of Dead Elk.

History & Background

First descent was Sam Shaheen and Jacob Winey in April 2018.

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