Chute the Griz — Backcountry Skiing on Grizzly Peak, Colorado (June 8, 2005)

Post by blogger | June 8, 2005      

Grizzly Peak backcountry skiing.
Louie Dawson, this morning, Grizzly Chute,
Sawatch Mountains, Colorado. Backcountry skiing adventure.

Grizzly Peak
Grizzly Peak as viewed from Blue Peak near Independence Pass, Colorado. Grizzly Chute is the obvious line. This Colorado classic has been skied since at least the late 1950s, when Bil Dunaway (former owner of Aspen Times, 10th Mountain Vet, first ski descent Mount Blanc) made it a tradition to chute Grizzly every spring. Rated D9 (one short 45 degree section at top, most of couloir about 40 degrees, no terrain obstacles, safe runout).

Louie and I want to thank the crew today for being such terrific mountain companions. Ted, Aron, Bob, Sean, Steve — thanks boys! The Dawsons are off to the San Juans the next few days, probably no blogging ’till we return, but you never know for sure.


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