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Winter in the Black Canyon


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Jordan Moore · · Berthoud, CO · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 80

I'm looking at skiing into the North Rim of the Black mid March. Does any one have experience with this? Of course it depends on the current conditions, but in what style did you do it in? Free, aid, mixed? What is the Cruise and SOB gully like in March?

Chabot · · CO · Joined May 2014 · Points: 0

Hey did this end up working out for You? I'm thinking about biking in there. Do you know the mileage?

Jordan Moore · · Berthoud, CO · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 80

I ended up not going because I found out that there wasn't enough snow. Given the snowpack this year, I think biking would be a great way to approach the canyon. Good luck!

Daniel Hamilton · · Iron Range, MN · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 0

On the plus side, shouldn't be any poison ivy...

Jay 1975 · · Bonedale,CO · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 1,010

Free, aid, mixed? For the road?

It's 5 miles from the gate. Bikes or cross country depending on road coverage. Prob not much snow or ice in draws this yr. let's go in march jordan!

Jordan Moore · · Berthoud, CO · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 80
Jay 1975 wrote:

Free, aid, mixed? For the road?

It's 5 miles from the gate. Bikes or cross country depending on road coverage. Prob not much snow or ice in draws this yr. let's go in march jordan!

This is an old thread that I started last winter. Someone just added to it now. March could be good though. I'll try to free some time up towards the end of the month. 

Jay 1975 · · Bonedale,CO · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 1,010

I know. Could be good since not really winter up here this yr

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