Grizzly Peak

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Grizzly Peak

Submitted By: ejbronson on July 16, 2011

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Colorado » Ten Mile Range

NE Couloir or NE face

Depending on snow cover, it may be possible to descend NE off the summit to the open snow field above the NE couloir.  You can also descent east off the summit and traverse skiers left to the snow field above the NE couloir.  When we skied it, the couloir narrowed about half way down the face to about 6 feet (this of course will vary with timing/snow conditions).  Once thru the narrow section, you're basically at the top of the apron, so let 'em rip!!
For extra credit, climb and ski one of the north facing couloirs on North Star Mountain on the way back to the car.

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Located in the heart of the Sawatch Range, Grizzly Peak is Colorado's highest 13'er. There are two prominent descents on the Western side of the mountain both offering around 1500' of vertical. The North Coulior is the steeper of the two at about 45 degrees.

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Submitted By: ejbronson on Jul 16, 2011
Administrator : ejbronson
Elevation: 13988 feet
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Located in the heart of the Sawatch Range, Grizzly Peak is Colorado's highest 13'er. There are two prominent descents on the Western side of the mountain both offering around 1500' of vertical. The North Coulior is the steeper of the two at about 45 degrees.
How To Get There

Start from the Grizzly Reservoir trailhead, at 10560 ft.
To access the trailhead from Colorado 82 (between Independence Pass and Aspen), go 6.4 miles on a dirt road (Lincoln Creek Road). Passenger cars can make it but you will probably scrape in a few spots. The trailhead is 0.3 mile after the dam. Hike and/or skin over easy terrain 3.2 miles to Grizzly Lake at 12,500 ft. The North Coulior is above the lake to the right of the first most obvious line.

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