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Curvaceous Couloir

Intermediate
 5.0 (1) SKI LINE

Fun turns down a good-looking couloir.


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Miles

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Ski Line

12,845' 3,915 m

High

11,893' 3,625 m

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Up

952' 290 m

Down

36%

Avg Slope (20°)

68%

Max Slope (34°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

II D7 R1
In the spring this line gets good sun, meaning that if you time it right you can get perfect corn turns all the way down. It starts becoming doable in the early spring and remains doable up until the summer.

Description

Start in between the summit of Paiute Peak and the shelf where the Paiute Peak: South Slope route begins. Take the obvious couloir down its twists and turns all the way to the lake. The steepest part is up top and gradually evens out.

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Shared By:

Thomas Beatty

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  5.0 from 1 vote

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#233

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Photos

Topo of Paiute Peak form the east.
Oct 13, 2022 near Nederland, CO
The line is in the center of the photo, right next to the rock rib. We had to cross rocks to get here, but I bet anyone with better routefinding skills could find their way entirely on snow.
Apr 5, 2021 near Nederland, CO
The line is in the center of the photo, next to the rock rib.
Apr 5, 2021 near Nederland, CO

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