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South Face of 13660B
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South Face of 13660B

 
South Face of 13660B

Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Object Title: South Face of 13660B

Route Type: Skiing

Season: Spring

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: 48 degree snow and 200 cm wide

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Page By: Primomo

Created/Edited: Mar 27, 2008 / Mar 27, 2008

Object ID: 391707

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Overview

The South Face of UN 13,660B (Brumley Peak) is a great ski descent. Combine it with a descent of the E Face of UN 13823 (Lackawanna Peak), for a fantastic advanced to expert ski tour. Finish off the day with a descent down one of the monster 3000 ft. paths, Everett D or Everett B if stability is still good.
This tour should only be attempted with stable snow conditions, and due to the nature of high elevation ridgetops, stability needs to be evaluated constantly.

Getting There

The South Face of UN 13,660B aka (Brumley Peak) can be accessed from HWY 82. Skin up the SW facing gully from the winter gate, known as the Gate avalanche path. Or you can climb directly up and over UN 13823 (Lackawanna Peak) from one of two 3000 ft. long S facing avalanche paths known as Everett D and Everett B, from west to east respectively.

Route Description

The main line that stands out through the south face is one that I've dubbed "Fat Cat With a Little Throat" referring to the monster cornice that was built up when I snowboarded it, and the narrow 200 cm wide choke in the couloir. If this is not filled in, makes you sick when you look down it, or the cornice is not supported to your liking, consider a mellower descent through broken cliffs further to the east, or lookers right.

Essential Gear

Beacon Shovel Probe, Ice Axe, Crampons, Helmet

External Links

http://avalanche.state.co.us/
http://www.fireweather.info/
http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snotel/Colorado/colorado.html
http://www.wildsnow.com/

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