Torreys Peak: Dead Dog Couloir
Clear Creek County, Colorado
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03 :55 hrs
2.7 mi
2779 ft
S4
Mountaineering
Backcountry Skiing

Torreys Peak is a large rugged mountain that is part of the famous 14ers. This is a popular backcountry ski and mountaineering route. The approach follows the Continental Divide Trail before it leaves the trail and heads towards the couloir. Depending on snow conditions, the snow can reach steep angles up to 45-50 degrees. Bring crampons, helmet and an ice axe. Views are excellent from up top with Grays Peak close buy. With 3000 total vertical feet this is an exhilarating drop. The two most popular descents are right down the coulouir or some skiers drop directly off the east face before turning left into Dead Dog.

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