Headwall East

Crested Butte

Headwall East

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
268 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
72 m
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
37˚
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Description

Headwall East is a fun, variable area on the skier's way right side of Headwall. You access it by the Headwall Ridge Traverse and dropping into Rabbit Ears or staying on the ridge traverse over Solar Glaze. When you take the Morning Glory "Reacharound" traverse through Solar Glaze back to Headwall it puts you into Headwall East. You can head left back into main headwall through some open tree chutes or stay right through the rocks and trees, crossing Schofield Road and catching the bottom of Shep's Chute into Paradise Bowl next to the North Face Lift.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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