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pyerger CRISTO  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013


Nice climb on good snow! The Glissade was awesome!
Posted Aug 15, 2013 9:58 am

kkriley19Shred  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2011


Fun line and great turns
Posted Aug 12, 2013 1:08 am

telemarkdudeDescent after West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1996


Used as descent route after scrambling up the West Ridge. I few patches still left with good snow for glissades.
Posted Oct 11, 2012 8:12 pm

heather14Bluebird Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011


Climbed w/Kevin, Alyson, & Nick.
Posted Apr 11, 2012 9:57 pm

alpine345another #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 1980


I was just out driving around and said "Hey. That looks cool". Parked at the dam, cruised up the 2 nd class to the right of the couloir, summited, then glissaded down. Three days later I found out it was called Quandry, was a 14'er and that the couloir had a name...purest style: onsight flash, solo, no gear, no beta...
Posted Jan 12, 2012 11:02 pm

NmontelliEasy snow climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011


Summited from dam in 1hr 12min. Beautiful day
Posted Jul 13, 2011 6:49 pm

sevenviiCristo fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011


Fun and straightforward route to get you to the top of a very busy peak. Good training and practice grounds for those who want to explore the fun world of snow climbing. I would not, however, call this the easiest route on any 14er out there(its not difficult if you know what you are doing).
Posted Jun 20, 2011 1:36 pm

JonWRelaxing Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011


Nice and mellow. I kind of got a chuckle at the group of three carrying technical tools and ice screws all the way up. There's a short 40° section at the base and then it's pretty much 30-35° all the way. Very direct. Very straightforward. Easiest route up a 14er yet.
Posted Jun 14, 2011 9:06 am

rockrat2fun climb, much longer day than anticipated  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2011


snow was unstable so we skirted along the left side and stayed in the rocks. We didn't dare try to descend the route so hiked down the East ridge. Ended up being allot longer day due to road obviously not being open this time of year and the conditions but was great day out none-the-less. We knew it was a bit early in the season for the route so anticipated having to detour a bit to stay safe. Cloudy and very snowy day with moderate wind.
Posted Mar 15, 2011 11:37 pm

bennersNice Intro for my Wife  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008


Climbed the Cristo in 08' with my wife, her first time in crampons. She loved snow climbing, I'd say this is a great introductory snow climbing route.
Posted Feb 2, 2011 5:47 pm

Roam AroundBluebird Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2009
via Cristo Couloir
Posted May 21, 2009 11:57 pm

JCarlsonFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2009


Hiked up the snow covered road and camped at the base of the couloir. Snowed on during the night and a little bit windy but cleared off the next day. Snow got mushy later in the day so we climbed on the rock for a bit. Beautiful climb with my dad and a great glissade.
Posted May 18, 2009 12:30 am

rleclair1st Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2009


The Cristo Couloir was a field trip for our Basic Mountaineering School with the Colorado Mountain Club. Excellent conditions - left vehicles at 4:45-5 AM from the lower dam and summitted at 8:45 AM. Wicked fun glissade down the couloir followed by food and brews at Breckenridge Brewing Company. Truly an excellent couloir!
Posted May 9, 2009 11:08 pm

DanielWandsneiderDont fall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009


My buddies and I headed up early to be done early. Fun climb up! We all strapped on our skis and my board and headed down - I had an unfortunate but lucky fall - no injury, but my helmet was penetrated by my ice axe a few times. I would do it again!
Posted Apr 13, 2009 4:57 pm

MountainHikerCOGot Married  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2001


My usual routine is to climb the rocks on the left of couloir, and then glissade dowm. On May 27th 2001 I got married at the summit of Quandary and the weeding party did the glissade. Over half of my 30+ climbs of Quandary have been for this glissade.
Posted Apr 3, 2009 7:18 pm

Ted EliasonGreat Ski  Sucess!

Ted Eliason

Perfect cramponing at 10 am and perfect corn snow by 12.
Posted Jan 17, 2009 12:02 pm

bennersCristo Intro  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008


This was my Wife's first ever 14er summit, it was a great intro route to teach her axe and crampon techniques. I want to ski it someday.
Posted Dec 10, 2008 1:52 pm

1mverticalCristo climb/ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2008


Fun climb and ski. Hard snow near the summit. Side stepped the rockband into the couloir. Loosened up midway down for about 1200' of really nice powder skiing. Put two hard ski cuts on the load w/ no results. Seems really set up in there. Stay away late in the day. Many point releases from rocks on the way out.
Posted May 5, 2008 1:30 pm

Kiefer1st couloir of the season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2008


Surprisingly good & stable snow for so early in the season. The glissade down was worth every step up! An enjoyable couloir.
Posted Apr 21, 2008 7:24 pm

rpace14er #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2006


First fourteener and snow climb! 4 hours up; 45 minutes down! Glissading is fun!
Posted Jun 16, 2007 7:04 pm

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