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  • Petzl Rescue Pulley
    Petzl Rescue Pulley

    The Petzl Rescue Pulley is an almost unbreakable pulley designed for serious rescue work, hauling massive amounts of gear, and for intense frequent usage. Handling the fattest of ropes with ease, the Petzl Rescue is a veritable beast of a p (more...)

    $56.95
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  • Petzl Partner Pulley
    Petzl Partner Pulley

    The Petzl Partner Pulley uses an aluminum sheave mounted on steel ball bearings to get a high efficiency while still remaining ultralight. Swinging side plates make the Petzl Partner straight forward to set up. Petzl Partner Specifications: (more...)

    $39.95
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  • Petzl Fixe Pulley
    Petzl Fixe Pulley

    The Petzl Fixe is a compact and lightweight pulley for haul systems either in big wall climbing, crevasse rescue, or rigging setups.

    $24.95
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  • Petzl Oscillante
    Petzl Oscillante

    The Petzl Oscillante is a swing-sided pulley that is light enough to be in your emergency kit but burly enough to safely use over and over.

    $14.95
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  • Petzl Mini
    Petzl Mini

    The Petzl Mini gives you a lot of efficient hauling ability in a very small and lightweight package. The side plates on the Petzl Mini are designed to allow a prussik knot to slide when needed for hauling. Perfect for simplifying your hauli (more...)

    $48.95
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  • Petzl Mini Traxion
    Petzl Mini Traxion

    The Petzl Mini Traxion is a multipurpose 3 in 1 device (pulley, selfjamming pulley, rope clamp / grab) for hauling a sack, raising a person, setting up a hauling system or self-belaying.

    $84.95
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  • Petzl Pro Traxion
    Petzl Pro Traxion

    The Petzl PRO TRAXION is designed for hauling heavy loads with maximum efficiency and is ideal for big wall climbing and rescue.

    $130.00
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  • Petzl Ultralegere
    Petzl Ultralegere

    The Petzl Ultralegere is a simple nylon sheave that can be installed on a carabiner.

    $3.95
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Featured Descent

Colorado » Ten Mile Range

East Ridge and Bowls

There are two major east facing bowls to descend along the north side of the ridge.  They are pretty obvious to find.  One drops from very near the summit down to 13,100'.  The second begins just past the flat section of the ridge and drops to treeline at 11,600.  You can avoid the lower bowl if desired and ski right down the ridge crest, but the bowl has better skiing.  Just make sure you don't drop too low at the bottom, or you'll have to climb back to the trail.

From treeline, follow the trail back to your car.  Do not ski to the south directly down the fall line to Blue Lakes Road, though this is tempting... you will be trespassing on private property.

The East Bowls are moderate in difficulty - about D3-D4.  For more info on the D-system for rating ski descents, see here: http://www.wildsnow.com/articles/ratings/ski-board-d-rating-system.html.  They are steep enough to slide, but are one of the safer spring ski descents.  This route is not recommended in winter because it will most likely be wind scoured most of the time.

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