Coon Basin and Climax Chutes

CB Avalanche Center2014-15 Observations

Name: MR
Title: Coon Basin and Climax Chutes
Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/10/2014
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 9,000 to 12,000

Snowpack: Skied a northeastern aspect of Coon, 15cm on a supportive crust. Top of climax northeast aspect found unconsolidated facets to the ground. Significant sluffing which ran with noteworthy energy the length of the upper chute until it chokes out in aspens. Dipping off the ridge and onto a more easterly aspect at maybe 10,500 the snowpack felt like more of a cohesive slab so we returned to skiing the shallow ridge. Lower down and back onto the northeastern aspect we again skied facets to the ground.