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 Peak(s):  Quandary Peak  -  14,265 feet
 Post Date:  01/04/2009
 Date Climbed:   06/18/2008
 Posted By:  doubleA

 Quandry ski descent   

We ski'd Quandry back in June '08 and I forgot about the pictures that were taken. Here is the trip report and pictures:
This was my first ski descent/climb of Quandry peak. My usual stomping grounds are Berthoud/Loveland passes and St Mary's Glacier area, so this new terrain was a breath of fresh air to my normal backcountry routine.
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We ski'd Cristo Couloir.

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I don't know any of the names of the nearby mountains, but I was able to snap some photos of the views. Here is a view to the east from the Dam.

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View to the southwest.

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My ski partner Kevin

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The bottom of the couloir

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Kevin starting the climb

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At this point in the climb I measured the angle at around 33 degrees

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Making progress- the dam below

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Kevin making it to a steeper section- I measured near the top at 37 degrees, but I think it might hit 40 degrees in a small section directly under the rock band where we started to ski

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Another southwest view

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A view to the south

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A view east- south east

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We didn't summit because both of us had to go to work. We ski'd from the rock band a few hundred feet below the summit- here's Kevin dropping in

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Another shot of Kevin's descent

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ripping past me- it sucks to be the camerman!

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Looking up at what we just ski'd

Great day overall, will ski it again this year



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