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Dana Couloir via Coke Chute, V Bowl

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 5.0 (1) SKI LINE

One of the epic linkups of the Eastside.


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Map Key

6.1

Miles

9.8

KM

Ski Line

12,900' 3,932 m

High

7,493' 2,284 m

Low

670' 204 m

Up

6,033' 1,839 m

Down

21%

Avg Slope (12°)

97%

Max Slope (44°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

Ski descent from Dana summit, across Dana Plateau, down Coke Chute, and then down V Bowl.

Description

Moderate skiing off of the Dana summit drops into a tight couloir to the Dana glacier. This goes at 40-45 degrees depending on the snow pack. Traverse across Dana Lake and down the drainage, and then turn right to gain the Dana plateau. This is the low point of the tour, often this is wind scoured.

Turning to the plateau sooner will mean scaling steep, miserable talus. A number of fantastic routes descend from the plateau, but Coke Chute is the easiest. Still an awesome ski descent. It goes at 40 degrees.

From the apron, a short, flat traverse leads you to the top of V Bowl and the descent to parking.

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Shared By:

Jack Kuenzle

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  5.0 from 1 vote

#2

in Mount Dana

#168

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in Mount Dana

#8

in California

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MW Skiing the couloir
Dec 25, 2018 near Bridgeport, CA
Looking down Coke Chute from Dana Plateau
Apr 11, 2022 near Bridgeport, CA
Dana summit is directly above the large rock face. Arrow points to Dana Couloir
Apr 11, 2022 near Bridgeport, CA
Lower tree'd area
Jan 4, 2020 near Bridgeport, CA
Top of the bowl
Jan 4, 2020 near Bridgeport, CA

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