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Rock Climbing Photo: The NW Face of Torrey's Peak offers some of the lo...
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The NW Face of Torrey's Peak offers some of the longest steep backcountry ski descents in Colorado. Both the North and Wishbone (NW) Couloirs drop from or near Torrey's summit 3000 vertical feet to Grizzly Gulch. The North Couloir is slightly steeper with a short, almost 50 degree pitch at the top followed by 45-35 degree skiing for the remainder of the descent. Unfortunately, the runouts at the top are a bit nasty and the middle section of the couloir is sometimes blocked by cornice debris. The NE (skier's right) fork of the Wishbone Couloir is almost as steep, has better runouts, and usually has better snow. The SW (skier's left) fork of the Wishbone is the least steep but still a great ski.

Submitted By: Bruce Pech on May 7, 2009
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