Conoco Chute

Breckenridge

Salida

Line that starts from peak 5 and goes down to the Conoco Gas Station

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2.2 km
Ascent
878 m
Descent
11 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.9 km
Gradient
34˚
VIEW ON MAP
Conoco Chute Map

Description

As mentioned with the SKY Chutes, this line has two options as well. The only difference is that it sits closer to I-70 highway. From Breckenridge Ski Area, you will down climb the rocks from the summit of Peak 5. This route can be challenging and hard to navigate. Be aware of the cross loading at the top of the line when entering. The preferred way to access this line is from the bottom because of how long it takes to get to from Breckenridge. It is also a fairly mellow skin from the bottom. If you access from the bottom, you should be able to park by the Conoco gas station, and scout the best way to cross the Tenmile Creek.

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
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

Similar routes nearby

Guidebooks in this area