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Teton Mountains

Submitted By: Dobish on April 29, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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The Knuckles

The descent for the Knuckles is extremely dangerous.  Do not go there unless you have experience with rocky terrain, steep runs, and variable snowpacks.  This part of Berthoud is prone to avalnaches and slides due to a rocky bed surface, limited anchors, and the solar activity that this area gets.  The entrance is not visible until you are right on top of the roll over, and very often people end up in the wrong spot.  The knuckles are defined by the steep rollover, above rocky chutes.  There is very little distance between treeline and the start of the rocky area.  Use caution coming out of tree line, and make sure to test the slope for stability.  If the snow slides, you will be dragged over sharp rocks and down a chute, into trees.  Alternative Routes are down the shoulder to the NW or to the South down High Tail Trees or Shop Chutes.  Exits for this descent are either the first turn off, or down the valley further to 7 mile.

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The Tetons are some of the most sought after peaks in america, as they stand tall and proud in the center of the country. The skiing is fantastic, and the descents are steep and technical.  The snow is often very good, and you will be in awe of the majestic peaks.

How to Get There

Located around Jackson Hole, these peaks are easily accessible from the town itself.

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