Narrow, steep, dangerous couloir on Jupiter Peak.

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76

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

Granite Couloir is located directly above the more well-known, Hourglass Couloir, and directly next to the Alamo Couloir.

From the summit, you ski a little bit down the ridge to the ski patrol shack, and from there you traverse to the sketchy couloir entrance.

Looking in, there are two couloirs.

To the left is Granite, and to the right is Alamo.

Granite's entrance requires a hop turn into a narrow couloir that is highly exposed.

It funnels down into the lower Hourglass at the end of the couloir.

It is very dangerous early season, but on powder days it is definitely one to check out.