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Northeast Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.03280°N / 107.1892°W

Object Title: Northeast Ridge

Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Half a day

Grade: II

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Page By: Brian Kalet

Created/Edited: Jan 24, 2006 / Jan 3, 2014

Object ID: 168324

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Approach

Drive Highway 133 from Paonia or Carbondale, Colorado. Turn east onto a well-signed road leading to Marble, Colorado on the north side of McClure Pass. Drive 6 miles to a stop sign in Marble, Colorado. Turn right onto Quarry Road. Drive 2.6 miles and park at the base of Mud Gulch.
Marble Peak's Northeast Ridge
Marble Peak's Northeast Ridge Route

Route Description

Start climbing up Mud Gulch's south side and eventually gain Marble Peak's Northeast Ridge. Staying on Marble Peak's Northeast Ridge is the safest winter route. Marble Peak's East Bowl is a huge avalanche path and thus should be avoided during times of high avalanche danger.
Marble Peak's Routes
Marble Peak's Routes: Red = Northeast Ridge, Blue = East Bowl.  Click to enlarge.

Roundtrip Distance: ~2 miles
Elevation Gain: ~2,400'

Essential Gear

Skis/Snowboard + Skins or Snowshoes (Skis or Snowboard Highly Recommended!)
Avalanche Gear/Knowledge (Marble Peak's East Bowl is a huge avalanche path)

Images

Marble Peak\'s Northeast Ridge Northeast Ridge : Red, East...Marble Peak\'s Routes