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Long's Peak Loft Couloir

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A fantastic route from Long's Peak summit down to Chasm Lake


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Ski Line

14,105' 4,299 m

High

11,677' 3,559 m

Low

24' 7 m

Up

2,452' 747 m

Down

32%

Avg Slope (18°)

51%

Max Slope (27°)
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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

Perhaps the most mellow ski descent off of Long's

Description

Take the Long's Peak trail to Chasm Lake. From Chasm, head up the very obvious & huge loft couloir to looker's left (& left of the ships prow rock formation). Skin & boot up to the top of the couloir / loft area. From here you're on the shoulder connecting Meeker & Long's. Follow the summer hiking route (Clark's Arrow to Keplingers/Homestretch). Summit Long's & return the same way: beginning your descent with the homestretch, traversing back to the shoulder & finally, skiing down the Loft.

It should be noted that huge avalanches are prone in the Loft cirque. While a relatively more mellow ski descent than any of the other couloirs, this route is quite terrifying in & of itself given the looming danger surrounding this area above Chasm Lake.

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Jake Albright

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The Loft Couloir is the very obvious path up to the right. Note the cliff bands and hanging cornice above.
Jun 2, 2021 near Grand Lake, CO
John, taking in the view from the traverse between the Home Stretch and the Notch.
May 22, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO

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