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A fun line directly off the summit of Mt Machebeuf


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0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Ski Line

12,741' 3,883 m

High

10,943' 3,335 m

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0' 0 m

Up

1,798' 548 m

Down

37%

Avg Slope (20°)

64%

Max Slope (33°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

A south facing gully directly from the summit of Mt Machedbeuf to the Herman Gulch Skintrack

Description

Using either Herman Gulch or Watrous Gulch skintracks, gain the summit of Mt Machebeuf. This line is directly off the summit, facing south. You cannot see the entire line from the top, so you need to know if this is fully filled in (typically later in the season). There are two slight chokes where rock bands will force you to make some tight turns, but nothing too challenging on this line. A very fun way to make a loop in these basins.

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This line, as well as the rest of the south-facing gullies off of Mt Machebeuf, is also featured in "Making Turns in Colorado's Front Range Vol. 2" by Fritz Sperry

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Jake Albright

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in Herman Gulch

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Looking west from the summit ridge of Mt Machebeuf on the Herman-Jones-Watrous Connecter. Endless lines from this ridge.
May 8, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
Looking south off the summit of Mt. Machebeuf, down the beginning of Y Not Gully.
Apr 29, 2024 near Georgetown, CO
The beginning of the skintrack up Herman Gulch ... Machebeuf is to skiers right, Pettengell ahead, & Bethel to the left.
May 8, 2023 near Georgetown, CO
Looking up the Y Not Gully.
Apr 29, 2024 near Georgetown, CO
The full Y Not Gully from below.
Apr 29, 2024 near Georgetown, CO

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