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King Kong

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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -350' -107 m
High: 11,936' 3,638 m
Low: 11,586' 3,531 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 26% (14°)
Max Slope: 34% (19°)
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Trail shared by J. Bella

A huge overhanging cornice tops this section of Avalanche Ridge.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Class 2 avalanche terrain. Assess conditions carefully while touring in this area.

Description

The top of this line has a giant cornice, and it's one of many independent slide paths within a much larger avalanche path. The upper slope is steep and levels out after a few hundred feet, then runs into the lower-angled forest towards the stream in the middle of Long Canyon.

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Cornice and giant avalanche crown at the top of King Kong. This slide occurred January 20th, 2018 and the picture was taken a week later.
Feb 4, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM
Avalanche Ridge - this massive R4D3.5 slide came down on January 20th, 2018.  The slide was nearly a half mile across Long Canyon's west wall
Feb 4, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM

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