Type: Ice, Snow, Alpine, 1350 ft (409 m)
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Braden Batsford on Feb 18, 2022
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

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A fun alpine/ski mountaineering adventure close to town for when the conditions align. The entire route is under a massive avalanche hazard. Only attempt the route when avalanche conditions are absolutely perfect. 

Follow the standard hiking route to Pump Peak and drop down the Elasy Lake Trail as that branches off. Continue to closely follow the Elasy Lake trail until it brings you down into the broad talus slope NE of Pump Peak. Cross the talus slope until you reach the base of the narrow couloir. Throw the skis on the pack, take the tools out and start heading up!

Follow the gradually steepening couloir up to about 45 degrees. Eventually the grade eases off and the couloir widens into a broader snow slope as it reaches Pump Peak / Tim Jones Saddle. 

From the saddle, head back up to Pump Peak and begin the ski down!


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Avi Gear

One or two ice tools. 

Pickets/screws if you really wanted to rope up.

Skis for the approach and descent to make it a true adventure.