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

Some sample pics:


 Comments or Questions

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


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


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.


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.


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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