Cristo Couloir Climber's Log

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pyerger - Aug 15, 2013 9:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

CRISTO  Sucess!

Nice climb on good snow! The Glissade was awesome!


kkriley19 - Aug 12, 2013 1:08 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2011

Shred  Sucess!

Fun line and great turns


telemarkdude - Oct 11, 2012 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1996

Descent after West Ridge  Sucess!

Used as descent route after scrambling up the West Ridge. I few patches still left with good snow for glissades.


heather14 - Apr 11, 2012 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Bluebird Day  Sucess!

Climbed w/Kevin, Alyson, & Nick.


alpine345 - Jan 12, 2012 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 1980

another #1  Sucess!

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...


Nmontelli - Jul 13, 2011 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011

Easy snow climb  Sucess!

Summited from dam in 1hr 12min. Beautiful day


sevenvii - Jun 20, 2011 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011

Cristo fun  Sucess!

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).


JonW - Jun 14, 2011 9:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011

Relaxing Climb  Sucess!

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.


rockrat2 - Mar 15, 2011 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2011

fun climb, much longer day than anticipated  Sucess!

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.


benners - Feb 2, 2011 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008

Nice Intro for my Wife  Sucess!

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.

Roam Around - May 21, 2009 11:57 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2009

Bluebird Day!  Sucess!

via Cristo Couloir


JCarlson - May 18, 2009 12:30 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2009

First 14er  Sucess!

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.


rleclair - May 9, 2009 11:08 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

1st Couloir  Sucess!

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!


DanielWandsneider - Apr 13, 2009 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

Dont fall  Sucess!

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!


MountainHikerCO - Apr 3, 2009 7:18 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2001

Got Married  Sucess!

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.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Jan 17, 2009 12:02 pm

Great Ski  Sucess!

Perfect cramponing at 10 am and perfect corn snow by 12.


benners - Dec 10, 2008 1:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008

Cristo Intro  Sucess!

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.


1mvertical - May 5, 2008 1:30 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2008

Cristo climb/ski  Sucess!

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.


Kiefer - Apr 21, 2008 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2008

1st couloir of the season  Sucess!

Surprisingly good & stable snow for so early in the season. The glissade down was worth every step up! An enjoyable couloir.


rpace - Jun 16, 2007 7:04 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

14er #1  Sucess!

First fourteener and snow climb! 4 hours up; 45 minutes down! Glissading is fun!

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