East Ridge

Page Type
Route
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Scrambling, Skiing
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
Moderate
Rock Difficulty:
Class 3

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East Ridge
Created On: Jan 19, 2009
Last Edited On: Jan 19, 2009

Overview

Eva Snowfields

While it's true that you'd probably want to bag Eva along with others in the summer, if you're looking for a good ski descent in winter, Eva's two snowfields can be a destination in and of themselves.

Getting There

Park at the base of Rainbow road in the town of Alice.

Route Description

Follow Rainbow Road up the basin and take a left at the major fork towards Chinn reservoir (rather than Fall River).
Rainbow Road


Keep heading up the valley past Mount Witter and then swing up the first snowfield (moving north) towards the saddle.

Follow the rocky ridge to the summit; this entails a class three scramble among the rocks, but the snow fields that await are worth the effort.
Mount Eva


The skiing off Eva's upper snowfield is most likely blown in powder, and is a consistent slope with plenty of turns to be made on skis.

Essential Gear

You could hike up and down, but this route is much moreso for the skiers and boarders.

External Links

Backcounty Club Trip Report






East Ridge

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Geography

Routes in Colorado

Parents

Mount EvaRoutes