Rock N Roll Glades

Crested Butte

A fun tree run littered with small cliff drops.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
210 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
126 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
35˚
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Description

Rock N Roll Glades is a fun, well spaced gladed section of the North Face near the Phoenix Steps area that is littered with small cliffs and drops (pillows on good snow years). The areas aspect and trees keep great snow days after a storm. Rock N Roll Glades can be accessed by the Sun Steps, or by traversing left from the Phoenix Steps. Navigate your way down, but use caution near the bottom. Below Rock N Roll Glades lie Dead End Cliffs and Body Bag Chutes. For easier exits, go far skier's left for Dead Bob's Chute, or exit skier's right to Leaning Tree Chute and Phoenix Steps.

Difficulty

Severe

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

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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