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Paiute Peak: Southeast Face

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Tricky routefinding and increased wet slide potential make this an interesting and challenging line.


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Miles

0.8

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Ski Line

12,841' 3,914 m

High

11,878' 3,620 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

963' 294 m

Down

35%

Avg Slope (19°)

56%

Max Slope (29°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

II D7 R3
Fitting this line in means riding the boundary between risky avalanche conditions and having much too exposed rock, so time it right. If done safely, this option provides what looks to be top-notch freeride terrain.

Need to Know

This is an especially risky line for the area. Watch the avy forecast closely.

Description

Make sure you scope out your line from the base before attempting this line, as going in blind can get to some sketchy terrain. Starting from the summit, go straight down the face, to skier's left of Curvaceous Couloir. For an alternative option (and a bit harder), go even further left and take the narrow chute. Finish on Little Blue Lake.

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Shared By:

Thomas Beatty

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#10

in Brainard Lake

#706

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  3.0 from 1 vote
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Ski Line Rankings

#10

in Brainard Lake

#287

in Colorado

#706

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Topo of Paiute Peak form the east.
Oct 13, 2022 near Nederland, CO

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