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Lost Rat Couloir from Grays Summit

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1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 3' 1 m
Descent: -1,725' -526 m
High: 14,261' 4,347 m
Low: 12,536' 3,821 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 31% (17°)
Max Slope: 69% (35°)
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Probably the most interesting line off of Grays Peak.

Donny O'Neill
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From the summit, follow the southeast ridge to the obvious entrance to the couloir. The steep descent thankfully offers plenty of safe zones to hide while partners descend. Watch for a cornice that forms on the skier's right.

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Phil Krening descending the Lost Rat.
May 22, 2018 near Georgetown, CO

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