Photo from June 2011
This line drops from the NE sub peak of Twin Peak B Northeast. There is a very nice line that drops from Twin Peak B NE proper, but this one seems a little more unique. With more than 3000 feet of multi aspect sustained pitch, one would think that there would be more skier and hiker traffic. The below tree line couloir adds to its appeal.
We were cruising over Freemont Pass before sunrise and enjoyed the end of the meteor shower. We hit the trail a little after 6 and worked our way up to the snow in about 25 min.
As we climbed the snow changed from spring pack to about a foot of new snow from the storms a few days prior. This was no surprise as we found ourselves in 3+ feet of snow in the Holy Cross Wilderness a few days prior.
The pitch was measured in the high 40's multiple times
Ervin Peak Left and Mt Baurock Right
The top turns were soft. Skier-CALC
The top was softer than we would have liked but catching a line like this in perfect conditions is hard to do. Being late on the top more easterly aspect lead to perfect corn on the bottom half that faces north.
Chad getting some soft snow on the top section after the crux
A random Couli In the HCW two days prior
The hike out took about 20 min and we were at High Mtn pies in leadville in no time.
This was for sure the best descent we had all had in 2012