Shit for Brains

Arapahoe Basin

Iconic Classic Steep Couloir

Ski Touring Extreme

Distance
666 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
448 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
4 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

The most popular line in this zone by far for good reason. It sits in clear view from Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and from Loveland Pass. It is important to note when skiing this line, that you MUST access it very early in the day because it is WSW facing. This couloir does slide out often. If for any reason, you start later in the day, do not attempt this line. It is a classic line, but knowledge and mountaineering experience is required for this line more than most. As you drop in, the pitch will be sustained, however, it does not mellow out. In fact, it gets the steepest in the middle to end of the line. Once you start to exit this chute, enjoy nice open turns to the bottom.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

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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