Peak:  Mt. Aetna (13er)
 Route:  Grand Couloir
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  cardgenius
 Date of Info:  05/14/2017
 Date Posted:  05/14/2017
 Details

Good conditions in The Grand. Still snow on the summit for a ski decent. Off the summit ridge it was a little crusty but had nice corn after that the whole way down. A couple sections are getting thin down low so it might not be continuous for too much longer.

Not much of a booter until the final 3-400ft. Avy debri from a cornice fall on the SW ridge of the couloir.



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 Comments or Questions
Grover

Played out?
05/14/2017 13:36
I heard from others the Grand Couloir was "played out". Can you confirm?


gregpeak

grand couloir
05/15/2017 14:44
The grand couloir is in fine shape. we skied it today. probably got a week left.


gregpeak

found ice ax
05/15/2017 14:45
I found an ice ax today on Aetna. Did cardgenius lose one?


cardgenius

It's melting fast!
05/15/2017 17:54
@grover Yeah and its starting to get a little bumpy. lol

@gregpeak only thing that was lost when we were there was Aetna's innocence cause we tore that shit up!!


Stratosfearsome

Ice Axe!
05/15/2017 19:51
The Grand was sweet on Sunday but getting skinny. Greg, was that a Blue Glacier Literide axe by any chance? My friend dropped hers while skiing!
Rob



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