Essential Gear

Climb » Climbing Accessories

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  • Metolius Porta-Cord Rope Bag
    Metolius Porta-Cord Rope Bag

    Metolius Porta-Cord rope bag can also be used as a lightweight pack or a rope bucket during long multipitch routes and big-wall climbs.

    $54.95
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #11 Wallnut
    DMM #11 Wallnut

    The Jack Russell terrier of passive rock protection. Known for its tenacious holding power, ease of placement, and strength.

    $11.50
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #10 Wallnut
    DMM #10 Wallnut

    The Jack Russell terriers of passive rock protection. Known for their tenacious holding power, ease of placement, and strength.

    $11.50
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #9 Wallnut
    DMM #9 Wallnut

    The Jack Russell terriers of passive rock protection. Known for their tenacious holding power, ease of placement, and strength.

    $11.50
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #8 Wallnut
    DMM #8 Wallnut

    The Jack Russell terriers of passive rock protection. Known for their tenacious holding power, ease of placement, and strength.

    $10.95
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #7 Wallnut
    DMM #7 Wallnut

    The Jack Russell terriers of passive rock protection. Known for their tenacious holding power, ease of placement, and strength.

    $10.95
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #6 Wallnut
    DMM #6 Wallnut

    The Jack Russell terriers of passive rock protection. Known for their tenacious holding power, ease of placement, and strength.

    $10.50
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #5 Wallnut
    DMM #5 Wallnut

    The Jack Russell terriers of passive rock protection. Known for their tenacious holding power, ease of placement, and strength.

    $10.50
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #4 Wallnut
    DMM #4 Wallnut

    The Jack Russell terriers of passive rock pro. Known for their tenacious holding power, ease of placement, and strength.

    $10.50
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #3 Wallnut
    DMM #3 Wallnut

    The Jack Russell terriers of passive rock pro. Known for their tenacious holding power, durability, and strength. The shape is designed to maximize surface contact with the rock for bomber placements.

    $9.95
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #2 Wallnut
    DMM #2 Wallnut

    The Jack Russell terrier of passive rock pro. Known for their tenacious holding power, ease of placement, and strength.

    $9.95
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #1 Wallnut
    DMM #1 Wallnut

    The Jack Russell terrier of passive rock protection. Known for their tenacious holding power, ease of placement, and strength.

    $9.95
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #5 Peenut
    DMM #5 Peenut

    A classic piece of passive pro, the Peenut is a small wedge for small cracks. Bigger than a micro nut, they bridge the gap between larger pieces and have a flat shape to adhere to tight situations.

    $10.50
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #4 Peenut
    DMM #4 Peenut

    A classic piece of passive pro, the Peenut is a small wedge for small cracks. Bigger than a micro nut, they bridge the gap between larger pieces and have a flat shape to adhere to tight situations.

    $10.50
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #3 Peenut
    DMM #3 Peenut

    A classic piece of passive pro, the Peenut is a small wedge for small cracks. Bigger than a micro nut, they bridge the gap between larger pieces and have a flat shape to adhere to tight situations.

    $10.50
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #2 Peenut
    DMM #2 Peenut

    A classic piece of passive pro, the Peenut is a small wedge for small cracks. Bigger than a micro nut, they bridge the gap between larger pieces and have a flat shape to adhere to tight situations.

    $10.50
    Where to Buy
  • DMM #1 Peenut
    DMM #1 Peenut

    A classic piece of passive pro, the Peenut is a small wedge for small cracks. Bigger than a micro nut, they bridge the gap between larger pieces and have a flat shape to adhere to tight situations.

    $10.50
    Where to Buy
  • CAMP Ball Nut # 5
    CAMP Ball Nut # 5

    Ball nuts protect small fissures while maintaining a breaking strength of 7 to 8 kN.

    $39.95
    Where to Buy
  • CAMP Ball Nut # 4
    CAMP Ball Nut # 4

    Ball nuts protect small fissures while maintaining a breaking strength of 7 to 8 kN.

    $39.95
    Where to Buy
  • CAMP Ball Nut # 3
    CAMP Ball Nut # 3

    Ball nuts protect small fissures while maintaining a breaking strength of 7 to 8 kN.

    $39.95
    Where to Buy
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Featured Descent

Colorado » Ten Mile Range

Cristo Couloir

Cristo is a fairly wide snow gully, and is not particularly technical to ski.  That said, it is steep enough to demand advanced ski abilities.

Cristo is rated D8 or D9 depending on snow conditions.  For information on the D rating system, see here: http://www.wildsnow.com/articles/ratings/ski-board-d-rating-system.html

In good snow conditions, Cristo can be skied right off the summit.  Depending on snowpack, there may or may not be a few rocky patches to navigate.  The gully has a few rollovers, the steepest reaching 40-45 degrees.  The slope has a double fall-line, and is generally a bit mellower if you stay towards the skier's right side.  While not a true no-fall zone, the double fall-line nature also means that a sliding fall in the couloir could be dangerous.

Cristo Couloir is a very large avalanche path and has claimed it's share of victims.  As such, this route is recommended as a spring descent in times of good stability only.  Also, whether you're driving or skinning up Blue Lakes Road, be aware that several major avalanche paths threaten the road near the dam.

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