Gasoline Alley

Breckenridge

Salida

Another option off the backside of Peak 5

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
3.4 km
Ascent
928 m
Descent
55 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.9 km
Gradient
36˚
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Description

Just like the Conoco Chute, this line is better accessed, and scouted from the bottom. You can access it from above on the Summit of Peak 5, but it will be a complicated mountaineering route. Due to wind patterns and snowfall history, the top half of the line is usually wind scoured making it much easier to access from the bottom. Although this line is easy to scout from Copper Mountain, it is not as popular as the SKY Chutes. A great option, and easy skin from the bottom to access some great skiing. Also a great option as a challenging mountaineering route to summit Peak 4, and to get to know the Tenmile Range.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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