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 Peak(s):  Pikes Peak  -  14,110 feet
 Post Date:  05/30/2011
 Date Climbed:   05/29/2011
 Posted By:  Elliot

 Y Couloir   

This is a pretty straight forward down an up TR of Pikes. We left breck around 7 and took our time gettting there since the report was that the rd would maybe open to the top later in the day due to high winds. When we got there we decided to pay the toll for the rd and go up to mile 13 or so where its was said to be closed due to 80-100 mph winds at the summit. We waited around for about 30 mins at the closure before it was opened around 11am. Drove to the top and dropped in ASAP due to how late in the day it was. We dropped in around noon with nice corn.
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Calc skiing the top section of the skiers rright side of the Y
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At the old car in the couloir we cut skiers right to a little skis on downclimb pictured above
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Nice turns were had down the remainder of the couly and the bottom was a bit softer than I would have liked it to be.
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This promped a quick ascent back up the the skiers left side of the Y
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Looking down our ascent route



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  • Comments or Questions
Hoot


Picture from Rumdoodle     2011-05-30 17:58:48
I snapped a few telephoto shots of a boarder and a skier near the '92 wreck on Saturday from up on Rumdoodle. Is this you guys?

Hoot


Elliot


Not us     2011-05-31 06:47:02
we skied sunday, I did see the snowboarders bootpack though


knuckyboy

Is the snow gonna stick around?     2011-06-01 18:45:28
How do you feel about the snow conditions for a ski descent this upcoming weekend? thanks in advance, A



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