Peak(s):  Pikes Peak  -  14,110 feet
Date Posted:  05/30/2011
Date Climbed:   05/29/2011
Author:  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.
Calc skiing the top section of the skiers rright side of the Y
At the old car in the couloir we cut skiers right to a little skis on downclimb pictured above
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.
This promped a quick ascent back up the the skiers left side of the Y
Looking down our ascent route

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 Comments or Questions

Picture from Rumdoodle
05/30/2011 23:58
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?



Not us
05/31/2011 12:47
we skied sunday, I did see the snowboarders bootpack though


Is the snow gonna stick around?
06/02/2011 00:45
How do you feel about the snow conditions for a ski descent this upcoming weekend? thanks in advance, A

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