Pee Wee's

Telluride

An Alaskan style face of extreme proportions

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
182 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
128 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.6 km
High Point
3.7 km
Gradient
39˚
Pee Wee's Map

Pee Wee's is a gnarly extreme zone between Mountain Quail and Dihedral Chute in the upper part of Black Iron Bowl. It is accessed from the Palmyra Peak hike-to access off Prospect Express chair 12. While avalanche controlled it is an area of serious consequence and all back country precautions must be taken. The hike up gets steep and conditions dictate where is best to drop in. Usually a cornice forms across the top of the bowl and the drop in should be carefully considered. The face of Pee Wee's is usually a snow loaded crest that falls away to rock outcrops and spine cliff chutes. To the right it bowls into a wide chute with one major cliff and a super steep pitch. Straight down it splits to three fall line spines to cliffs separated by two narrow chutes each with its own obstacles. Lots of line options are high risk and full control in any snow condition is necessary to tackle this zone. Once past the cliffs it's a consistent double black pitch into Prospect Basin navigating around the flat areas to avoid skating or post holing efforts back to the lift.

Difficulty

Severe

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

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins