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Spanish Peaks

Submitted By: sicky_line_brah on September 03, 2010

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Snoopy’s Backside Couloir

The descent can start from the summit if you're eager to huck your meat off a 10 ft ledge into the couloir.  I imagine most people choose to start at the prominent notch just below the summit ridge.  Initially the slope is fairly mellow, but rolls over mid way down the couloir for an exciting short pitch of 40ish degree skiing.  The snow in the couloir may be kind of chunky from wet slide debris from the SE facing wall above and climbers right of the chute.  Not to worry though, the upper portion of the couloir itself is nicely sheltered from early morning sunhit.

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Popular backcountry zone near Big Sky and Moonlight Basin.  Contains a variety of terrain from safe, well protected trees, to big alpine descents.  Be cautious of avalanche conditions, as most of the best descents will put you through the strainer if caught in a slide.  Avi conditions are at mtavalanche.com

How to Get There

Access is typically from the Beehive Basin trailhead.  While driving towards Moonlight Basin on Lone Mountain Trail Road, turn right on Crow King road, and follow it to the Beehive Basin Trailhead.

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