Climax slide photos

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations, Accidents, Avi-map 15-16

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/28/2016
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Climax slide photos
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 10,850 ft

Avalanches: Photos of Climax Chutes near miss below.  The crown is on an ENE aspect wrapping to NE at roughly 10,850 ft.  You could clearly see a dust layer on the bedsurface of a large soft slab, roughly 2 feet deep. (Probably failed on the March 6 crust/facet layer), and the slide stepped down to the ground further down slope, which wasn’t a whole lot deeper on this path, due to numerous slides already this season. From my limited vantage point, I’d rate the slide: SS-ASu-R3-D2.5-O/G
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3/28. Skier triggered persistent slab in Climax Chutes. NE aspect NTL

3/28. Skier triggered persistent slab in Climax Chutes. NE aspect NTL

Debris washed over cliff bands near the runout

Debris washed over cliff bands near the runout

3/28. Near miss in Climax Chutes

3/28. Near miss in Climax Chutes

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