Deming Peak

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Deming Peak

Submitted By: mtnfiend on October 26, 2011

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Left and Right Y

The right of the Y is a little bit more mellow, about 30-32 degrees throughout the top section.  It is often very windy up at the very top, so you will want to keep a lookout for large windslabs.  The left of the Y is closer to 35 at some points.  You can also ski the trees in between the two chutes, which holds the snow a little bit better, but it can be steeper.  Once you are in the chute, it is wide enough to make turns down (about 30 ft) but you want to be prepared to get a lot of varying snow. The whole slide path is a terrain trap, and you can see visible signs of flagging and avy activity.   The trees on the sides of the gully are pretty tight.  When you get to the bottom, head to the right, and you will cross under the K  and into a big meadow, and then you can head to the road.

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Deming Peak (12,902 ft) is an obscure "12er" that sits at the more southern end of the Gore mountain range.  It can be accessed by several different drainages.

How to Get There

One way to access the peak is to use the meadow creek TH just off I-70 in Frisco (exit 203 - north side of I-70).  You can also access the peak by starting at the Buffalo cabin or Ryan gulch TH in Silverthorne.  Conceivable, one could also access the north side of the peak from the Gore/Deluge Creek drainages.
If approaching from Meadow Creek, follow the Meadow creek drainage WNW (large obvious trail - even with snow cover) towards Eccles pass.  Once you start to clear the trees, the summit is visible.  Head up the skinable SSE slope to the top.
If approaching from Buffalo Cabin, head up the South Willow Creek drainage to Red-Buffalo Pass (to access north slopes), or Eccles pass.

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