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 Peak(s):  Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
 Post Date:  03/03/2009 Modified: 12/11/2013
 Date Climbed:   02/28/2009
 Posted By:  benners

 Grays Winter Ski Descent   



TR here:
http://exploretherockies.org/2009/02/28/grays-winter-summit-ski-descent/

 


  • Comments or Questions
Jcwhite


congrats     2011-02-04 17:22:15
On your first, hopefully mant to come. Try not to get too addicted to skiing 14ers though. The truth is...there is far better skiing in the state...I can‘t wait til my list is done.


benners


Thanks Jordan     2009-03-04 12:47:30
Not sure if I‘m planning on making a full run of skiing em‘ but I had a lot of fun on Saturday...


BillMiddlebrook


Nice!     2009-03-04 13:10:11
Great job and thanks for the photos! Had anyone used a snowmobile up the road recently?


benners


Thanks Bill     2009-03-04 13:18:05
I‘m gonna go with no on that, just ski and foot traffic from what I could tell.


doumall


Great Job!     2009-03-04 14:14:04
You got some really good snow cover for that ski route, nice! Jordan is right, if your going after the 14er ski list, you better like mountaineering more than skiing Safe powder skiing is rare up high.


Shane-O-Mac


Torreys     2009-03-04 16:00:35
Great Pics!! Would it have been possible / safe to have hiked up torreys then back down the saddle before skiing down?


Chicago Transplant


Nice Report!     2009-03-04 17:18:13
Congrats on the ski descent! With what little 14er skiing I have done, I have found that I would much rather ski the trees on 11ers


marmotman


Good Day     2009-03-04 18:59:21
to get out, only 9 left . . .


benners


Re:     2010-11-30 10:28:46
doumall - Liking mountaineering more than skiing won't be a problem , we were looking hard at the south slopes from your Grays report but settled on the standard after we figured it would have better coverage.

mac - Not sure, bagging Torreys would have been fine but I was a little weary of the bowl directly below the saddle, that's why we ended up traversing back to the east side of the face. This would be difficult to do from the saddle without re-ascending part way up Grays before traversing, so I guess it depends on how much work you are willing to do.



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