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Date Sunday  5/26/2019
End Date Sunday  5/26/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title The Grand Couloir Climb & Ski
Start Time 3:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Kristen Buckland
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 4000
Driving Distance


Mt Etna off Monarch Pass

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We will climb the Grand Couloir on Mt Etna. The TH is off Monarch Pass at the snowmobile shop in Garfield, CO. We'll hike/skin up the forest road for 3ish miles before reaching the base of the couloir. Then 3,000 straight up. Options for the descent include skiing down from the summit, skiing off the ridge to bypass the steep section, or just skiing down the ridge trail. The couloir is wide and genearlly safe for blue/black skiers. Snowshoers are welcome, just know you'll have to descend without the group.

If the weather is too warm we'll switch to a north facing couloir on Democrat, Lincoln, or North Star Mtn.

Gear required: ice axe, crampons, helmet, AT/Tele Skis or Splitboard with skins. Or snowshoes. The leader will probably drive down the day before and sleep at the TH or hike in a few miles and camp.

Contact the leader with your experience to signup.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.