Forums Trip Reports steeeep slopes and pillows in the duffey
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  • #572875
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    Bomber stable coastal snowpack + blue skies = big steep lines.

    I’ve done this line before off the NW shoulder of Joffre (2nd highest peak in the area). The line starts at 2450m and you can ride it straight out to the highway at 1250m. The top has a great entrance, then has a 200m section ~50 degrees then has another couple hundred at 45. It’s steep, open and really fun to tear into. It’s also one of those “look at me” lines you can show everybody from the highway.

    The snow was very stable but a little bit wind affected so it wasn’t quite utah blower, but very sufficient for our needs.

    The target:

    You can skin to about 300m from the top, then 950 steps to the top:

    Me dropping in:

    See the video below for the rest of the face…

    Then to pillow land. I’ve never seen so many pillows on one line in my entire life.
    IrishGav doing his thing:


    Tree jib to head plant!!

    The video edited by LeeLau, filmed by all of us:
    [vimeo:u40mbgbr]http://www.vimeo.com/8970908[/vimeo:u40mbgbr]

    Definitely one of the best days of the year so far.

    #625252
    spicoli11
    288 Posts

    Pillows!! :thatrocks:

    #625253
    Wyomingsplit_ride
    663 Posts

    That shit :rock:
    Thanks for that grade A stoke! Keep it up.

    #625254
    fullers2oh
    525 Posts

    yeah pretty excellent. nice video.

    #625255
    jbaysurfer
    947 Posts

    If that video don’t make you wanna split nothin’ will!

    That’s great footage…one helmet cam and a bunch of point and shoots?

    #625256
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    @jbaysurfer wrote:

    If that video don’t make you wanna split nothin’ will!

    That’s great footage…one helmet cam and a bunch of point and shoots?

    yes contour HD. one fancy sony camcorder, and one canon digital SLR, and maybe some from a canon G10 as well

    #625257
    IrishGav
    254 Posts

    Awesome,did’nt realise you made the TR,i was ment to do it,but with the whole moving out of my house into my car that kinda did’nt happen 😀

    #625258
    Dangerous E
    58 Posts

    What’s all that white stuff between the rocks and trees? It looks rad. Whatever it is we don’t have it here in Colorado. 😥 :nononno:

    Thanks for sharing, that did not suck…

    #625259
    LeeLau
    27 Posts

    About freaking time one of you guys made the front cover

    #625260
    Taft
    287 Posts

    you raise your whores well lee 😉

    #625261
    IrishGav
    254 Posts

    @taft wrote:

    you raise your whores well lee 😉

    :headbang:

    #625262
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    @leelau wrote:

    About freaking time one of you guys made the front cover

    you’re on it too haha.

    thanks bcrider!

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