Agassiz Peak

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Agassiz Peak

Submitted By: Y.C. on May 04, 2011

Administrator: Y.C.

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Pinnacle Gully

The route starts with a very short, narrow section passing the pinnacle of rock which gives the gully it's name. From there the gully opens up and allows for some fast and fun skiing at a sustained steep pitch (which I measured at around 45 degrees).

The gully drops you into the Loch Avon basin and the quickest route back is to skin up Coire Domhain before trudging back across the plateau to the car park.

This gully is ideal to link up with another two or three nearby for a full days skiing.

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From downtown Flagstaff this is the largest peak that you can see on the left side of the mountains to the north of town, Humpreys is hidden behind it.  This peak has alot of different lines coming from its summit in all directions.  Its most classic line is the Monti Vista chute that is visible from Flagstaff.  The ski resort is also built on the west ridge of Agassiz allowing for easy access.

How to Get There

The easiest way to Agassiz Peak is up the main lift at Snowbowl ski area.  From here exit the backcountry gate to the south of the ski patrol hut.  The hike extends up the ridgeline that the lift followed up.  It is not a long hike and you are on the top of Agassiz Peak.  Connect your tool for descent and gets some!

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