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Lost Rat Couloir from Grays Summit

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1.1 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


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3' 1 m

Ascent

-1,725' -526 m

Descent

31%

Avg Slope (17°)

69%

Max Slope (35°)

14,261' 4,347 m

High

12,536' 3,821 m

Low

Shared By Donny O'Neill

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Avalanche risk for Dec 11, 2018: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Full forecast for CAIC: Vail Summit Zone — Brought to you by CO Avalanche Information Center

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Probably the most interesting line off of Grays Peak.

Donny O'Neill
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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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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