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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
EmmaM


What a Beautiful Day!     05/18/2010 18:16
Jealous


skisotope

Cristo conditions     05/19/2010 00:21
Slaggbottom,
Looks great- did you happen to get a look into the Cristo couloir on the west side of Quandary?


slaggbottom


Cristo     05/19/2010 04:22
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     10/11/2011 15:52
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     10/11/2011 16:03
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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