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 Peak(s):  Quandary Peak  -  14,265 feet
 Post Date:  05/18/2010
 Date Climbed:   05/16/2010
 Posted By:  slaggbottom

 East Ridge snowboard descent on Quandary   

This was my first back-country snowboarding experience. I should probably say this is a "partial" snowboard descent, since I left my board at ~13,100', and climbed/descended the higher elevations by foot. The snow and weather conditions were superb!

Full report here: http://matt.tracz.org/2010/05_16/

Some sample pics:









 


  • Comments or Questions (5)
EmmaM


What a Beautiful Day!     2010-05-18 12:16:13
Jealous


skisotope

Cristo conditions     2010-05-18 18:21:18
Slaggbottom,
Looks great- did you happen to get a look into the Cristo couloir on the west side of Quandary?


slaggbottom


Cristo     2010-05-18 22:22:40
Didn‘t get much of a view down there, and don‘t have any pics. Someone reported a snowboarder caused a shallow 500‘ slide ~11:30am on Sunday, so be careful if you head there.
-matt


colokeith


NIce report     2011-10-11 09:52:28
Hey thanks your report was helpful. I am considering doing the same thing this season!!

Did you have someone ”guard” your board or just leave it in the snow? I guess it is probably pretty safe as it would take a lot of effort for someone to carry it off the mountain.


slaggbottom


Stashing board     2011-10-11 10:03:36
We just left our board in the snow at 13,100'. Most people that make it up the mountain that far (especially in snow conditions) are not looking to pull off a crime, so felt pretty safe to do.



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