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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby gb » Thu May 31, 2012 11:56 am

Stoked El Diente worked out for you, Fire. Looks good.

Silverton area was still holding on to a couple of gems. http://14erskiers.com/blog/2012/05/silverton-finale-un-13434-and-mount-rhoda/

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby Monster5 » Thu May 31, 2012 12:17 pm

Some good looking lines here. I'll add some lame ones. Also, anybody know if the Boudoir on Horseshoe is at least doable?


Observations from this weekend:
-Arkansas N Couloir in (choke and approaches are mostly dry)
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-Wheeler SE Couloirs patchy, NE couloirs mostly in
-Democrat N Couloir mostly in
-Thunder Pyramid White couloir in (right branch is nicer)
-S Maroon Cord and SE couloir in
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-Lightning Pyramid couloirs mostly in
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-Pikes Peak N side couloirs patchy and thin but doable for the desperate.
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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Thu May 31, 2012 12:28 pm

gb wrote:Stoked El Diente worked out for you, Fire.


Thanks dude! I actually was reading your TR on the line couple nights ago. I thought I was quite proficient at boarding, but damnnn, you guys are nuts o.

I went up with Porzak and every now and then we'd get past a section and I'd look down and be like, "So you're really going to ski this part??" :lol: :lol:
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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby Elliot » Thu May 31, 2012 8:33 pm

Cross Conditions Monday be fore we skied it. Its got a runnel in the middle now but skiing good
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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby csmcgranahan » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:35 pm

Climbed Atlantis today with friend Jake. The snow was good to within about ten feet of top on the right branch. The Left branch looked a little dicey. There was still enough snow below the Atlantic/Pacific saddle to glissade the worst of it.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby Elliot » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:14 pm

Lake Ann Couloirs today
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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby maverick_manley » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:05 pm

Dead Dog update - still continuous from the summit. I skied off the summit at 9:30AM and thought the snow was pretty good. A few minutes later may not have been as good. Runnels down near the bottom of the couloir were slightly annoying but not a major issue. Dress light if it's not going to be a cloudy / windy day... the sun on your backs can be pretty strong throughout.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby d_baker » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:06 pm

Peak C in the Gore, SW couloir on June 2:

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Approaching the basin between C & D was not a problem. Snow in couloir in good shape, but not continuous. Ridge to summit is dry and it's fun scrambling.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby Floyd » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:32 pm

Wow Darin. That's a depressing shot of Piney. That's probably normal for mid-July, but that's crazy for June 2nd.
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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby d_baker » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:40 pm

Floyd wrote:Wow Darin. That's a depressing shot of Piney. That's probably normal for mid-July, but that's crazy for June 2nd.

Yup, and I think the W couloir on Pk D had as much snow in it last October than it does now. I need to dig up those photos of Pk D from last year to compare.

Did Pk W today. Lots more snow melted out on the Pitkin trail compared to 8 days ago.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby Matt » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:51 pm

We did Cathedral Peak today, and only the top half of the gully has snow remaining.
We used crampons in the muddy dirt/scree below the snow.
Get it soon, or get ready for some loose ass scree and dirt.
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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby Carl » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:06 pm

Shooting Star on James Peak looked liked continuous snow as of Saturday. I didn't get a good pic. Sky Pilot was mostly in. We climbed Superstar with the 5.4 rock finish I drew on the picture below, since the top is dry.
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