|Original:||YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b [details]|
|Submitted By:||rdlennon on Mar 2, 2009|
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By Goran Lynch
From: Oakland, CA
Aug 13, 2011
An awesome way to do this slide is a traverse: head up the Trap Dike to the summit, and drop down the SE Slide.
An important note is that there are several older, shorter slides on the SE face of Colden. The entire skier's right side of the peak, really, has a series of slides that are slowly growing back in. Generally, the moss and vegetation make them a bit slippery, but they are much less steep at the top than is the SE slide described above. We took a skier's right (climber's left) line down the SE face from the summit onto one of those slides and traversed left to the cleaner slide at tree-line. There was a roughly 10 foot cliffy step at the top, but otherwise this was a manageable route. I wouldn't want to descend the top of the skier's left slide without gear --- it looks like pure, steep class 4 pure friction climbing.
By Nolan Huther
Jun 22, 2015
rating: 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
|Also descended this route after Trap Dike. Great views, very unique, and when we went there were all sorts of flowers growing around the slide- like an alpine botanical garden we said. Good way to do Colden if you like spending time in open air.|