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    cmcquade
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    CLICK BELOW LINK FOR FULL TRIP REPORT

    http://legaladdictions.blogspot.com/2011/03/ghost-rider-wolf-peak-zone.html

    Finally a bluebird day at ol Kootenay Pass! Its amazing what a little vis can do, even after yesterdays long tour, the group was ready to get after it. Maybe it was the sun maybe it was electric energy buzzing overhead in the powerlines. Finally figured it out…the reason the locals call it Buzz’s ridge. The goal was to explore the massive bowl at the end of Buzz’s ridge, after our tour yesterday we figured it would be more efficient to access the bowl from the Creston side of the pass, rather then dealing with the mile plus of ridge travel across Cornice Ridge Peak. So we made our way up Pristine Pass to just under Wolf peak. From here we traversed under wolf to try and gain the east lip of the massive bowl. Well that turned out to be less than an easy task. After finding a steep but safe route to the bowls east lip, we ended up not able to access the bowl due to what were questionable lines, it was hard to tell if any of the shots underneath our noses would go. Thus we skied the east face from the lip back down towards wolf peak. Still amazing conditions. After this drop we decided to stop for a bit of a food break. This was when the ghost rider broke out of hiding. My unattended board decided to cruz down the mountain without me, first at a crawl, then gathering speed it took a rather aesthetic line down the bowl underneath wolf peak. Derrick and Julie jammed after the runaway while i started postholing to my crotch! After about a 400 foot run, the ghost rider got caught up in two trees at the edge of what would of been a steep shot with no barriers for another 400 or so feet…and surely the end of our day. However it ended up being a slight detour…:) oops! After climbing back out of the bowl, we worked our way south around the edge of the bowl, trying to find another way to access the massive bowl. Unfortunately visibility started to get worse and time was slipping away. Thus we decided for the long shot back down to the power lines, starting from the termination of buzz’s and the beginning of the massive bowl. What a line it was, the conditions were great….ooh I can only dream what the north aspect of the massive bowl would of been like. NEXT TIME

    #638312
    Dave420
    34 Posts

    @cmcquade wrote:

    ooh I can only dream what the north aspect of the massive bowl would of been like. NEXT TIME

    They are a lot of fun!

    Glad to see you guys made it out there. A whole other world back there!

    #638313
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    Nice one Chuck, too bad we missed you that day. The place is sick! I think I need to move to sandpoint…..

    #638314
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    Yeah, I second the move…. Spokane is the money shot.

    It was good to see that place again, and rip with Dave420, Adam, and Dastard…. What a great crew for such a sick place…

    PS…ix-nay on the location-ay….Best keep this zone on the DL as much as possible.

    The less beta in a TR the better. Alot more gapers on this site than there used to be.

    Yaaaaaaa B.C.

    #638315
    jcm
    34 Posts

    Yes I’m a total gaper who slide slips chutes and talks trash and have already sprayed all the beta on this zone all over the interweb…

    #638316
    cmcquade
    34 Posts

    @hikeforturns wrote:

    Nice one Chuck, too bad we missed you that day. The place is sick! I think I need to move to sandpoint…..

    Ya thats sucks we were one long run from your guys! How was Cornice ridge? I would imagine a lot better then sat, since there was vis. I love Kootenay Pass area. Im gonna miss it if we end up moving to CO next year 🙂

    #638317
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    Don’t do it! You don’t want to leave that area, holmes.

    Our day was pretty sweet. It could have been a bit better, but an outside force threw down some sketch that unfortnately caused us to depart from our ripper broz Dave, and Vince.

    We’ll hook up next time dooder. Nice lines!

    #638318
    cmcquade
    34 Posts

    @dave420 wrote:

    @cmcquade wrote:

    ooh I can only dream what the north aspect of the massive bowl would of been like. NEXT TIME

    They are a lot of fun!

    Glad to see you guys made it out there. A whole other world back there!

    Dave- I am jelaous of your local playground 🙂 And The PepperBox Bistro 🙂 It seems climbing up the slide/scree path to the top of Buzz’s is the way to go to access the north facing bowl. The ridgeline we accessed on the east lip of the bowl appeared diffecult to find a clean line. However im sure seeing it from below would show plenty of good lines. I wish we had looked at the north side of Wolf, via google earth, there seems to be some good lines off it.

    Thanks for your beta.. and CONGRATS on the kiddo….it should be anyday now right?

    #638319
    Dave420
    34 Posts

    Yep. Kid is coming so soon I’m reading about splittin and not doing it! Thanks.

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