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Mount Dana, East Peak: East Chutes Ascent

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Moderate chutes that are a great starter for Eastside couloir skiing.


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5.8

Miles

9.4

KM

Ascent

11,961' 3,646 m

High

7,160' 2,182 m

Low

4,801' 1,463 m

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0' 0 m

Down

16%

Avg Slope (9°)

109%

Max Slope (47°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

The chutes are accessible from Tioga Pass Road or Horse Meadows. If starting from Horse Meadows, drive as far as possible up the road. Decent clearance and 4WD are recommended. This road is not plowed and will take a bit to melt out in the spring.

Skin from the parking on the road and then on the trail. Break from the trail and head for East Peak directly. Once you get to the base, you'll see a number of chutes on slightly different aspects. Skinning the bottom of the chutes is possible, but booting is required to reach the top. All are roughly the same angle.

The East Peak ridgeline is fairly mellow and topping out will allow for an easier transition. Ski back the way you came.

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Shared By:

Jack Kuenzle

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East Peak East Chutes from the base
Apr 11, 2022 near Bridgeport, CA
East Peak East Chutes from the top
Apr 11, 2022 near Bridgeport, CA

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