East Partner Pk. - Southwest Couloir


Gore Range - CO

East Partner Pk. - 13,057' 

Southwest Couloir 


Another Perfect Day - Well Timed! This zone and line has been on the list for a bit now... Skiing it in safe and favorable conditions requires several variables to align just right.  The  southern aspects are typically not a favorable one, this year has been an exception as northerly winds have been more prevalent, filling in lines which are typically thin.  The last huge storm cycle dropping around 3' of snow at the higher elevations really caked things, followed by a couple of clear warm days resulted in some nice  freeze thaw cycles to help stabilize the massive amounts of storm snow.  When we saw the forecast calling a nice refresh at elevation, but more importantly a cool and cloudy day we figured it was a good time to for the southwest couloir.... the cloud cover was going to remove the wet slide risk from the equation.. nailed it Great Day!             

 Money Line - Kevin

Money Line - Kevin

 
 Breaking Treeline - Kevin

Breaking Treeline - Kevin

 
 1st Clear View of SW Face - Game Plan

1st Clear View of SW Face - Game Plan

We climbed and ski'd the lookers right couloir of the twin set of couloirs left of the summit

 
 Skinning the Apron - Kevin

Skinning the Apron - Kevin

 
 Summit View to the North - Peaks P,H and G

Summit View to the North - Peaks P,H and G

 
 Kick'n - Kevin

Kick'n - Kevin

 
 Summit view to the South - Pt. 13075

Summit view to the South - Pt. 13075

 
 Lower Section - Kevin

Lower Section - Kevin

 
 Up then Down - Kevin

Up then Down - Kevin

 
 Summit Prints - Me

Summit Prints - Me

 
 Topout Shenanigans - Kevin 

Topout Shenanigans - Kevin 

 
 The Work - Kevin

The Work - Kevin

 
 Apron Tear - Kevin

Apron Tear - Kevin

 
 Looking Back at our Tracks - East Partner Pk 13057' - Southwest Couloir

Looking Back at our Tracks - East Partner Pk 13057' - Southwest Couloir