Zipper Cliffs

Monarch Mountain

Monarch Ski Area

Salida

A tight, technical line between narrow cliff bands.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
179 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
88 m
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
29˚
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Description

This line may be short, but it's tight and technical, threading its way between narrow cliff bands down a steep chute, funneling into a small open area at the bottom before slamming into a band of trees. The chute is so tight that it's impossible to turn, demanding a straight line down the mountain.

A few of the cliffs in this zone can be hucked, given good snow.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Couloir

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