Elevator Shaft / Right West Wall

Crested Butte

The skier's right side of the West Wall of Paradise Bowl, which includes the Elevator Shaft.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
115 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
64 m
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
39˚
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Elevator Shaft / Right West Wall Map

Description

The West Wall of Paradise Bowl is a quietly gnarly area consisting of steep trees, decent cliffs, and fast lines. The Ruby Road runs along the top of the West Wall out to Keystone. The first section of West Wall is the Elevator Shaft / Right West Wall, which isn't huge in elevation, but is a good spot to find fresh snow. Elevator Shaft is a steep cut pitch that is usually bumped out. The trees on both sides feature fun rocky lines that enhance any run. Exit onto Ruby Chief.

Difficulty

Severe

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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