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King Kong

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 3.0 (1) SKI LINE

A huge overhanging cornice tops this section of Avalanche Ridge.


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Ski Line

11,936' 3,638 m

High

11,586' 3,531 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

350' 107 m

Down

26%

Avg Slope (14°)

34%

Max Slope (19°)
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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J. Bella

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in Taos

#635

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in Taos

#61

in New Mexico

#635

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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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