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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 » Front Range

East Portal Trailhead

We skied this in a storm and it was our first time up there.  So I didn't get a good look around.  We skied the north east facing aspects just to the southwest of the first large lake in the forest lakes area.  We skied mellow terrain but there looked like there was steeper chutes above us towards the ridgeline to our south.

A better area to ski might be if you take a left off the trail towards forest lakes and head towards arapaho lakes, up trail 818 as labeled on the nat geo trails illustrated map (#103 for this area).  It appears you gain elevation more quickly and may have more sustained, slightly steeper terrain - which would be an improvement over the aspects described above.

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