Southern Drainages

Submitted By: Dobish on March 21, 2010

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Colorado » Front Range

Mt. Edwards- Goatfinger Couloir

Goatfinger Couloir is fairly wide, has a bit of a double fall line, and can reach 50 degrees at the top (although when we skied it, it did not exceed 43 degrees).  Although not an extreme line, it is still a serious undertaking that requires expert ski abilities and advanced snow climbing/mountaineering skills.  It is rated D9-D10.

Goatfinger is a major avalanche path and requires very stable snow to be skied safely.



This is a northern aspect, with tree skiing down low, but up high there are some steeps and gully's. There will not be a lot of sun on this aspect, and the snow will probably be relatively soft and not as wind effected or sun crusted.

How to Get There

Drive east on 190 until you are in the canyon, from there, the stuff on your right will be the southern drainages

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