Peak 10 Summit Hike

Breckenridge

Salida

Skin/Hike route to the Summit of Peak 10

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
3 km
Ascent
429 m
Descent
1 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
3.7 km
High Point
4.2 km
Gradient
25˚
Peak 10 Summit Hike Map

This route starts from the Mercury SuperChair. You can ski this route when the Twin Chutes hiking access is open. Start skinning from here and follow the Twin Chutes Hike until you reach the Backcountry Ski Gate. From there if visible, follow the road over the East Ridge of Peak 9 until it flattens out, then follow the route to the base of the bowl on Peak 10. From there, look for another road visible to the skiers left. Follow the route/road to gain the ridge and summit Peak 10. The line can be skied from the summit depending on the coverage. This a great line that skis very well. You can return the same way you came or ski back over the Twin Chutes Zone.

Difficulty

Severe

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

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, November, December

Equipment required

  • Skins

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