South Face Blaze Mountain

North Madisons

A South East facing 1500 ft run

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
790 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
482 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
41˚
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South Face Blaze Mountain Map

Description

The South face of Blaze Mountain is about 1500 feet vertical with a pitch in the high 30 degrees. It is essentially a long gully flanked by trees. Getting here is a pretty long tour, and it doesn't see much traffic. Access via the Spanish creek trailhead is not advised in the winter due to the very long approach. Even once the road melts out, it is still about an 8 mile walk. Walk about 6.5 miles from the trailhead and turn left on the Mirror lake trail towards Bear Basin. The line will be on your right as you get above Mirror lake. Coming from Beehive in the winter months, it is about 4.5 miles of up-downs to get to the top of the line. Descend your approach route.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons