Dragon’s Tail Couloir

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Dragon’s Tail Couloir

Submitted By: Y.C. on April 29, 2011

Administrator: Y.C.

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Featured Descent

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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E_Poore
Posted on Sep 30, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

Love this route.  It is a nice approach and amazing climbing.  I would recommend it for anyone who is looking for a little more of a challenge.  That being said, it is a serious route so know what you are getting into.  A rope is not a bad idea especially if you have limited snow climbing experience. 

NOTE: There can be a large cornice at the top of the couloir depending on the snow year.  As a result topping out can be tricky.  If you are not able to top out do not try to make it to the very top.  It will be nearly impossible to get into your skis.

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