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West Sheridan: NW Gully Approach

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The preferred approach to West Sheridan: NW Couloir.


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1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Ascent

12,830' 3,911 m

High

11,220' 3,420 m

Low

1,611' 491 m

Up

209' 64 m

Down

31%

Avg Slope (17°)

53%

Max Slope (28°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

The winter closure of CR 2B adds another mile or so.

Description

The gully will easily be visible from the road. The first pitch is annoyingly steep, making you question whether you'll want to boot or skin. As you near the top, follow the west ridge to the summit.

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Thomas Beatty

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A closer look at West Sheridan's NW Couloir.
May 17, 2021 near Leadville, CO
A closer look at West Sheridan's NW Couloir.
May 17, 2021 near Leadville, CO
Crossing the creek after the descent is tricky business.
May 17, 2021 near Leadville, CO
The couloir is at the center of the photo, the gully just to the right.
May 17, 2021 near Leadville, CO
This is the jist of West Sheridan's NW Gully. Steep slopes and inconvenient bushes.
May 17, 2021 near Leadville, CO

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