|Peak:||Pikes Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||05/18/2013|
A mellow alternative to the north facing couloirs.
Wanted to ski the Y or Railroad but the snow had been sunbaked and the frozen. Railroad is in from the summit, maybe a 50 ft down climb in the Y. Only about 32* at 10:00am. We were a little leary of the steep pitches in the couloirs so we opted for the east slope. It was frozen hard and only softened slightly as we were climbing back up. Never got above 34*. We stopped at ~13000 ft but could have skied to tree line. This is a mellow slope though, if that's what your looking for.
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