Peak(s):  Mt. Elbert  -  14,433 feet
Post Date:  04/17/2013
Date Climbed:   04/13/2013
Posted By:  paxtonsnjones27

 Ski/Climb Box Creek Couloir   

My wife and I left the Super 8 hotel in Leadville at 5:00am and drove our Ford F150 to the trail head. The 4x4 road is not really that bad, but you do have to cross a creek that is a bit rocky. Some clearance was needed for the snow ruts near the top. It was surpising how little snow was down low in tree line. We started skinning in at 5:30 right from the truck. Keep in mind there is very little parking at the trailhead.

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  • Comments or Questions

Thanks for report     04/17/2013 17:11
I hoping to get this line this year


Adventure on Elbert     04/17/2013 17:29
Sounds like an adventure. Bummer about the electricity. Glad you guys were ok.

Were you anchored into rock in Image 7?


Anchor setup     04/18/2013 23:37
I did not anchor in but set up a solid platform for a behind the back belay. I have found it amazingly easy to stop a falling skier. Experienced this when trying to ski a water fall. This was a 5 millimeter rope with an ice screw zipper cord on the end to prevent a static fall. We had on climbing harnesses, but sometimes we simply tie the rope around our waist. Hope this helps...always made things safer for me.


test     04/25/2013 19:53


test 2     04/25/2013 20:01
test 2


test 3     04/25/2013 20:20
test 3


test 4     05/02/2013 18:06
test 4

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