Palomino Pt - "Gatsby" Couloir


Gore Range - CO

Palomino Pt. - 13,045' 

"Gatsby" Couloir 


The week prior when we ski'd "orphan boy" Col, i couldn't stop looking at Palomino Pt to the south across the drainage.  I took way to many photos of it:)  With several north facing chutes marking the north face of the pk it just was begging to be ski'd.  The prominent snowfield to couloir lookers right of the summit spire became  our goal the following week.....And It was Money!  an absolute awesome climb, summit and ski!  Unforgettable day for sure!  

"Gatsby" Col - Palomino Pt

"Gatsby" Col - Palomino Pt

By no means is "Gatsby" a recognized name...when we ski'd Keller Mtn the week prior the line caught my attention, so we made plans to ski it the following week.  I kept seeing an image of a face when i glanced at the peak.  Then i put my finger on it... the great gatsby eyes/face...  go google it and see if you can see it:)

 
There she si coming into view - Kevin, Jonah

There she si coming into view - Kevin, Jonah

 
The Grand Traverse

The Grand Traverse

 
Jonah

Jonah

 
staring up the barrel

staring up the barrel

 
Forever - Jonah, Kevin

Forever - Jonah, Kevin

 
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Almost - Kevin

Almost - Kevin

 
Topping Out - Jonah

Topping Out - Jonah

 
Staring down the barrel

Staring down the barrel

 
The Entrance - Jonah, Kevin

The Entrance - Jonah, Kevin

 
Grand Traverse Pk

Grand Traverse Pk

 
Palomino Pt. Summit Spire - Jonah

Palomino Pt. Summit Spire - Jonah

 
Kevin

Kevin

 
Future Ski Project - Ramp to Col

Future Ski Project - Ramp to Col

 
Jonah

Jonah

 
Palomino Pt.  then Grand Traverse Pk.

Palomino Pt.  then Grand Traverse Pk.

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