Pic alt de Cubil north-east

Grandvalira

Extreme freeride lines through couloirs and steep slopes

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.3 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
520 m
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
45˚
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Description

This is probably the most hardcore line in the whole resort. It's definitely a spot to dream of and only accessible for those who have them. This is an alpine run, mixing a great variety of terrain and steep grading which drops into a wide steep couloir and then leads you, via some very technical access, to a narrow pass. After that the line hits a wide open slope which is ended by a cliff, finishing at a flat area where you do not want to get caught. Finally a mellow last turn will merge you into the slope, complete with the tag of HERO and BIG MOUNTAIN RIDER. To access the summit a 2.5 hour hike ir required. Some extra material is recommended such as crampons and ice axe because the last section of the ridge is steep.Given the ski at the end, it's a relatively easy way up!

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Crampons

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