Colorado Couloir Conditions

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Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby lordhelmut » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:57 am

Does anyone have first hand beta on the following lines in the Sawatch (or know of any other lines that are 100% filled in, other than Cronin that is)? ?

Mt Hope - Hopeful Couloir

Mt. Aetna - Grand Couloir

Sayres - X Rated Couloir


Pics would be a bonus and thanks for the info.
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Re: Sawatch Couloir Conditions

Postby Chicago Transplant » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:03 am

I was up Elbert last Saturday and remember thinking on the drive to the TH that Hopeful looked rather sad. I'll see if it shows up on any of the pictures I took, but it might not be that great right now.
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Re: Sawatch Couloir Conditions

Postby Chicago Transplant » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:08 am

Wow, Aetna has less snow now than when I did that route in May 2008!
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Re: Sawatch Couloir Conditions

Postby EatinHardtack » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:10 am

I would like to know about the x rated myself for next weekend.

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Re: Sawatch Couloir Conditions

Postby lordhelmut » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:11 am

Wow - what a f**king joke.

Thanks Anna and Mike for the beta and pics. Time to move to Washington.......

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Re: Sawatch Couloir Conditions

Postby bergsteigen » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:23 am

X-rated on Sayres looked pretty good last Sat.

I took a lot of photos of X-rated, as it looked like a great line. Best photo (see below):
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Re: Sawatch Couloir Conditions

Postby lordhelmut » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:27 am

Bergsteigen -

That looks promising.

I'm officially expanding this thread to ALL OF COLORADO.

If anyone has pics or beta for any Couloirs around Colorado, please post. In a desperate attempt to salvage this season, the help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:36 am

Someone posted a photo in the Facebook group of Boudoir Couloir on Horseshoe Mountain a week or two ago, and it did not look filled in.

Atlantis looks full according to photos from last weekend, but it's anorexic. I plan to take a long hard look at as many Tenmile couloirs as possible during a loop of Atlantic-Pacific-Crystal on Sunday. I'll post photos.

Lost Rat and Dead Dog both appeared nice and fluffy as of 3/11.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby Boggy B » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:28 pm

Hello,

This thread will be my home for the next 5 months. :mrgreen:

Second the request for beta on Hopeful.

X-Rated looks really nice. Thanks for the shot! #addedtolist

I haven't been to RMNP yet this year, but there's plenty of snow there and from my morning commute it looks like spring already. I highly recommend Dalkes Couloir (Ogalalla) if it's in - http://www.summitpost.org/dalkes-couloir/775965

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby speth » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:51 pm

Is there any beta for anything in the Lake Isabelle cirque?
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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby gonzalj » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:53 pm

Anyone have any recent beta on the gully that goes up to the ridge on cathedral peak from cathedral lake?

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby Chicago Transplant » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:10 pm

I am hoping the couloirs that do have decent snow are setting up so we can start to hit them before they melt out. I have a few I am interested in getting up this year, such as Snow Lion (Jasper), Desdemona and Phoebe (Neva), Silver (Buffalo - actually looked in when I was Target in S'thorne this weekend), Apache or Queens Way (Apache), Atlantis (Atlantic), and probably a few others.

I was thinking of the Cross Couloir when the road re-opened, but I might have to push that one off another year - it will be melted by June 20th at this rate.

When I get home to my where my images are, I will see if I got any shots from Elbert that show Hopeful, if not I can probably take a shot tomorrow on my way to BV.
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