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black Fletcher peak NW couloir

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3.2 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 2' 1 m
Descent: -2,935' -895 m
High: 13,903' 4,238 m
Low: 10,970' 3,344 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 17% (10°)
Max Slope: 77% (37°)
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Trail shared by Giles Eperon

Avalanche risk for Apr 30, 2019: Moderate

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

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Fun snow climb up and ski down a not-too-narrow couloir

Giles Eperon
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

Ski down one of the couloir options!

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Crampons and ice axe needed for the uphill.

Description

Ski down one of the couloir options on the northwest side of Fletcher, which is probably between 40 and 50 degrees in the steepest sections. I climbed and skied the same line, shown in the map, but there are at least three nice looking ways down. Watch out for rocks at the top—if you're not sure how to get in, it's probably best to ski down the one you climbed.

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