Peak(s):  Mt. Bross  -  14,172 feet
"South Bross" - 14,020 feet
Date Posted:  03/31/2019
Date Climbed:   03/30/2019
Author:  alexhenes
Additional Members:   kristihen
 Wazzzup Brahs!   

Partners: Robby Grace, Kristi Henes
5.1 Miles - 2750ft - 4 hours
Up: Bross' West Ridge
Down: South Bross' West Gully

A full report and images can be found at Wazzzup Brahs! on Merely a Flesh Wound

On Saturday 3/30/19 Robby, Kristi and I left Denver at 5:30am for the Kite Lake Trailhead to climb and ski Mount Bross... aka 'Brahs' for all you Bro's.

Kristi and I had a hankering to ski Bross as we were stormed off of the mountain a week earlier (Escape from DeCaLiBron)

The forecast called for partly cloudy skies until 1:00pm, then it was supposed to snow.

When we left Denver it was snowing heavily and the roads were challenging. Hmmm... were we making the right call?

When we arrived in Alma the visibility was poor over the mountains in Buckskin Gulch. We were a little nervous as we did not want to repeat the prior week's shenanigans.

However once we started skinning the weather cleared up and the day turned out to be perfect.

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Alex and Robby skinning towards Kite Lake. Democrat front and center


Booting up Bross' West Ridge was relatively mellow as was the ski down South Bross' West Gully.


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Alex and Robby on Bross' west ridge
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Summit selfie with Alex, Robby and Kristi

The snow on South Bross was significantly softer than that on Bross. Definitely recommended for an easy spring climb and ski

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Skiing South Bross' west gully

Stoked on our day we headed to the Park Bar in Alma to celebrate another grand day in the mountains.


My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):




Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
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Comments or Questions
BillMiddlebrook

Red
03/31/2019 18:24
The Red Amphitheater! Fun ski


alexhenes

oh cool!
03/31/2019 18:28
didn't know what it was called... and yes... super fun :-)


glenmiz

Congrats!
04/01/2019 06:11
On completing the gap in the circuit.

As an AT newbie, just curious about the avy conditions in this area. Is the snow consolidated now and, therefore, not a concern in Red Amphitheater even with slope angles in the danger zone? Thanks, and look forward to your next report.


arianna2
Looks like great fun
04/07/2019 08:43
Curious on the answer to glenmis. What are the slope angles there?


alexhenes

Avy Resources
04/07/2019 20:45
Some good resources to help with backcountry decision making:

https://coloradomountainschool.com/product-category/avalanche-training/
https://avalanche.state.co.us
https://caltopo.com/map.html
http://www.hillmap.com



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