Hawaii Couloir 1

Breckenridge

Salida

Tightest Couloir

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
5 m
Descent
299 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.8 km
High Point
4.1 km
Gradient
52˚
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Hawaii Couloir 1 Map

Description

To access these chutes, you will follow the Mt. Helen East Face Route to the Pacific North Couloir Route. Each route is pretty self-explanatory and offers nice steep skiing. Skin to the bottom of your selected line as far as you can, then you will have to switch to a boot pack. Make sure you scout the line as you hike it. From lookers right to left, the lines basically get wider and wider. If you have the time, you can check out the Pacific Tarn that sits above these lines, it is the highest lake in North America. The lines are each about 900-1000ft of vertical.

Difficulty

Severe

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

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons

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