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An easy spring line off the summit of Pettingell Peak.


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0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Ski Line

13,413' 4,088 m

High

12,074' 3,680 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,338' 408 m

Down

41%

Avg Slope (22°)

47%

Max Slope (25°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

This is the obvious SE-facing summit line from Pettingell Peak down to Herman Lake. If you're looking for a relatively chill day, ski all the way to the lake.

For a much more fun variation, ski only the first few hundred feet off the summit of Pettingell and then immediately traverse hard skiers right to link up the more spicy lines off of Pt. 13,418.

Description

This line is accessed from the Herman Gulch skintrack. Near Herman Lake there is usually a fork in the track, creating obvious lines to Citadel and to the summit of Pettingell. Take the Pettingell line as efficiently as you want to the summit of this 13er.

This line will likely always be thin and your descent will be dictated by snow coverage. While moderate, this line is technically just steep enough to slide.

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Jake Albright

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#9

in Herman Gulch

#830

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Ski Line Rankings

#9

in Herman Gulch

#337

in Colorado

#830

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Photos

Looking west from the summit of Pettingell.
May 8, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
Looking at The Citadel from the SE Face of Pettingell.
May 8, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
The main line with tons of slough on a warm spring day.
May 8, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
13,000 Ft, Just below Pettingell Peak summit
Mar 2, 2018 near Georgetown, CO
Looking at the lines off Pt. 13,418 from the SE Face of Pettingell.
May 8, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
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