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post #181 of 329
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Newly inbounds this year,  Not open often.

JF


wat trail is dat and where
post #182 of 329
 Is that hike to terrain or true lift served?  Looks fun!
post #183 of 329
Looking down the Middle Finger last season.
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It is hike to, but only a few minutes.  No longer in bounds, they are called the Finger Chutes.  Not quite enough snow for me this year, although they have been skiied w/mandatory air this year. Skiied one not quite as steep this morning in the same area.  Check out my photos on this thread:

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/89175/snowbasin-did-not-suck-today/90#post_1214281

Thanks,
JF
post #184 of 329
The Big Couloir in Big Sky and Some of the Chutes you can hike off the Headwaters and Challenger lifts here are pretty gnarly and thin.
post #185 of 329

Unless you are limiting this to inbouds terrain, the sickest chute that ever existed is Heavenly 11's Couloir. It is part of the Bear Creek backcoutry area at Telluride Colorado. If you are basing this off of sheer difficulty I think 11's wins, and it never see's more than two dozen tracks a season. Feeds off of Little Wasatch Face, 68 degree pitch, chokes at 7ft wide...damn.

Here are some picks of it and in it.

 

 Heavenly 11's.jpg

the 11's drop in.jpg

looking up 11's.jpg

 

post #186 of 329

Oh my God. How do you get out of that? Rappel? BASE?

post #187 of 329
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Oh my God. How do you get out of that? Rappel? BASE?

Parachute is my guess, or at least what I would want.eek.gif
 

 

post #188 of 329
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Unless you are limiting this to inbouds terrain, the sickest chute that ever existed is Heavenly 11's Couloir. It is part of the Bear Creek backcoutry area at Telluride Colorado. If you are basing this off of sheer difficulty I think 11's wins, and it never see's more than two dozen tracks a season. Feeds off of Little Wasatch Face, 68 degree pitch, chokes at 7ft wide...damn.

 


I'm amazed there have been two-dozen people in the history of skiing who have even thought of attempting that, let alone two dozen people a season!  Damn.

 

post #189 of 329
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Oh my God. How do you get out of that? Rappel? BASE?



Yeah was wondering that too. It looks like a massive mandatory cliff at the end, unless there's a way to cut right?

 

There's a few crazy chutes over that area isn't there? I was reading about a couple of different ones recently--Grandaddy, maybe? And one other one--they look just about as sick as that one.

post #190 of 329

Kashmir, 3 years ago; lasted for 2 days after a dodgy chicken curry.

post #191 of 329

For all the questions about the exit on Heavenly 11; if you look at the apron band right before the cliff at the bottom you can see it is not that bad to traverse arcoss it, you head right( in the picture) or skiiers left. There is another chute lower down called Waterfall that gets you off the cliff band.

There are alot of sick couloirs on that face; Grandady and The Why, but 11's is the most mind blowing.

 

post #192 of 329

You'd be suprised how many crazy locals love skiing that face.

post #193 of 329
Tell fan

Earlier this season, this amazing video http://www.telluride.com/blog/201108/tight-places-seven-scrumptious-chutes-my-gopro-dustin-hinde was highlighted by Joel Gratz of a boarder riding 7 chutes in the T-Ride backcountry. Aside from some amazing riding, is Heavenly 11 one of the chutes in that clip?

68 degrees. I don't think I could convince myself to make a turn on anything that steep. 50 is about the steepest I've skied.

Guess I've got more work to do.

Mike
post #194 of 329
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Originally Posted by tellfan7 View Post

Unless you are limiting this to inbouds terrain, the sickest chute that ever existed is Heavenly 11's Couloir. It is part of the Bear Creek backcoutry area at Telluride Colorado. If you are basing this off of sheer difficulty I think 11's wins, and it never see's more than two dozen tracks a season. Feeds off of Little Wasatch Face, 68 degree pitch, chokes at 7ft wide...damn.

Here are some picks of it and in it.

 

 Heavenly 11's.jpg

the 11's drop in.jpg

looking up 11's.jpg

 



Winner..../thread

post #195 of 329

did anyone here ski it? what was your strategy? at 68 degrees, do you check speed to almost a stop for every turn? was it entirely jump (wiper) turns? momentum would build up until control was lost if you didn't, I'd imagine. explain the long view of the chute, what are we seeing? what is the scale? Where is the 68 degree pitch located?

post #196 of 329

No problem, just drink ya some of them Red Bulls and use the wings..

post #197 of 329

 

I know that Jesus and Elvis show up in tortillas and water stains every now and then, but what is Huey Newton doing in a couloir outside of Telluride?

 

hueyNewton.jpg

post #198 of 329

funny,roflmao.gif sunglasses, goatee, right?

post #199 of 329
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

Tell fan

Earlier this season, this amazing video http://www.telluride.com/blog/201108/tight-places-seven-scrumptious-chutes-my-gopro-dustin-hinde was highlighted by Joel Gratz of a boarder riding 7 chutes in the T-Ride backcountry. Aside from some amazing riding, is Heavenly 11 one of the chutes in that clip?

68 degrees. I don't think I could convince myself to make a turn on anything that steep. 50 is about the steepest I've skied.

Guess I've got more work to do.

Mike


 

Great video Mike, thanks for the link.

post #200 of 329

Wow, that is narrow!

post #201 of 329

How long is it? It's always hard to get a sense of scale with pictures.

post #202 of 329

I'm going go to ahead and totally win this thread with hospital air at kirkwood.

 

HairKirk.jpg

 

 

post #203 of 329

This is a really easy one to answer.  Ciochetti's Ribbon across Devil's Castle at Alta has to take the cake.

the_ribbon-500x375.jpg

 

post #204 of 329
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This is a really easy one to answer.  Ciochetti's Ribbon across Devil's Castle at Alta has to take the cake.

the_ribbon-500x375.jpg

 


Crazy route. But unless I'm missing something, you have to rope in for that one. Looks more like a climb-ski hybrid than a ski run.

 

post #205 of 329
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Crazy route. But unless I'm missing something, you have to rope in for that one. Looks more like a climb-ski hybrid than a ski run.

 



 



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Originally Posted by hmmm View Post

This is a really easy one to answer.  Ciochetti's Ribbon across Devil's Castle at Alta has to take the cake.

the_ribbon-500x375.jpg

 



How many times does this ever get skied?

post #206 of 329
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I never understood why avy bowl to zoom was on that list.



No kidding- that stuck out like a sore thumb to me. Its not that steep, its not technical at all, and is nowhere in the same league as some of the other runs discussed.

 

No mandatory air involved, but I throw several runs on Sunlight's East Ridge up for consideration. 50* pitches and TIGHT trees make it interesting. Desperation, The Slot, Alley Oops, Que Pasa, and The Alamo are the limits of what I can ski- all very steep tight tree runs. Sunlight claims The Heathen to be the steepest slope in Colorado, which I am skeptical about STEEPEST, but steep? Yes.

post #207 of 329

This starts to blur the line a little but this ski descent of capitol peak is the winner for me. It does have one rappel point but it is continuous snow.  BTW the line is called the Green Line. The Chute is  named Secret Chute.

 

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LookingBack2.jpg

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Full description of the descent:

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=5739&parmuser=doumall&cpgm=tripmain&ski=Include

 

post #208 of 329
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Originally Posted by skiking4 View Post

How many times does this ever get skied?


 

It gets skied a couple of times every season, its position in The Chuting Gallery means many people are trying to "check it off their list".  And it can be done without a rope, its actually much wider then it looks.

post #209 of 329

Also, I know people are talking North America, but the Mallory (127) needs to be mentioned in any discussion like this.  The fact that it's right under the lift should count for bonus points.

 

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post #210 of 329

hmmm, Do you have any pictures of  La Grave, the  Polichinelle Couloirs, a set of three couloirs that link together with mandatory left exits terminating each?

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