Stegosaurus Ridge 1

Breckenridge

Salida

Steep Couloir off Stegosaurus Ridge

Ski Touring Extreme

Distance
260 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
170 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.9 km
High Point
4 km
Gradient
50˚
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Stegosaurus Ridge 1  Map

Description

This is one option off Stegosaurus Ridge and would combine well with Herb's Bowl on Father Dyer. It is not a popular line and can be some great steep skiing. Follow the access route for Herb's Bowl from the bottom of Spruce Creek Trailhead. Once you enter the bottom of the line, you will be able to see the downhill route. You will be able to skin pretty far up to access this line, but eventually you have will have to switch out to a boot pack as it starts to get very steep. Boot pack up the line as far as you can go. If you would like to try to summit, feel free as the view will be worth it. Once you are ready to descend, choose your route wisely, as this line is very steep. It is pretty straight forward as to where you need to be but there are some rocks exposed. As you ski out of the line, keep your speed to return back to Spruce Creek Trailhead.

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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