A cornice-topped face that ends right at the edge of town.

Statistics

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hrs

8

m

1,213

m

37

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

Sultan Mountain rises dramatically from the town of Silverton, and hosts plenty of steep descents within a stone's toss from civilization.

If combined with either the east or north ridge routes, this feels more like a true mountaineering objective. Take your desired route to the summit.

The easiest would probably be to traverse over from Grand Turk.

Go to the large cornice north of the summit (but not too close to the edge!), and choose where to start your descent.

We chose to ski down the lower-angle wind lip found looker's right of the cornice before cutting skier's right into the couloir proper.

In the basin, you can either ski out the gully below treeline or cut skier's right back to the east ridge skintrack.