The Citadel - "Snoopy's Backside" Couloir


Front Range - CO

The Citadel - 13,294' 

"Snoopy's Backside" Couloir 


The northern mountains received a nice storm overnight however the winds were being their typical destructive self up high.  Several of the weather stations at higher elevations recorded NW winds in the 40's with gusts reaching 70-80mph.  So we needed an aspect which was protected from the winds.....Nailed It..  2+ feet of dry low density POW... the climb up the couloir was a challenge to say the least... but man was it worth it!!!  JAPOW in CO!!

 Getting There - Dave

Getting There - Dave

 
 Topping Out - Dave

Topping Out - Dave

 
 The Citadel Summit Spire - Dave

The Citadel Summit Spire - Dave

 
 Now Thats Storm Skiing - Dave

Now Thats Storm Skiing - Dave

 
 2+ FEET of Steep POW - Dave

2+ FEET of Steep POW - Dave