Thunder Mountain and Glove Rock approach

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

An approach line to be done either on foot or with skins.

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
113 m
Descent
43 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
22˚
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Thunder Mountain and Glove Rock approach Map

Description

The access route for the lines around Thunder Mountain and Glove Rock, this line can be booted or skinned. If you choose to boot it, a good idea is to gain a little height en route to Glove Rock and then use this height to ski fast across the next section of the approach to Thunder Mountain, thereby leaving you with a relatively short final climb.

If you choose to skin, then simply ski to the top of the Sentinel run and skin directly to your chosen line from there.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, November, December