Wolf Creek Pass 12-11-2011 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-13-2011, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 10,875
Default Wolf Creek Pass 12-11-2011

I fished for partners on Facebook and other sources, but no one was down for a weekend in South Fork to ride Wolf Creek Pass. One of my frequent partners was free on Sunday, so we went for a day trip. 10hrs round trip door to door, with a 3:30am departure from my house. It was worth it.

We got to the pass just after 9am, spent about two hours skinning into this area. oneshot, we could have used a sled assist on this one.

Our decent went through the thick trees near the middle of the pic. This is the same area that a friend of mine got caught in an avalanche several years ago. I hadn't been back since. The snow was pretty stable, but needless to say I was nervous. The run is steep, hovering around 40 degrees most of the time. I'd say the average pitch is just right past that avalanche magic bullet 38 degree mark. Most slope readings we took were around 39 degrees. Surface hoar was present everywhere, nice big crystals. So with all the new storm activity getting started, I imagine it's going to be a good while before I'm willing to try another line back there. Maybe in the spring.

Overall I rode through this fairly conservatively, considering the cliffs, not very familiar with the area, and the previous experience.

The skin out is murder. Nothing but slopes around 40 degrees to skin up, at about 800-900 vertical a pop. Lot's of switchbacks. My legs were jello afterwards, but what a great day.

Fuck me, youtube pulling my vid cause of my music? Will try to re add later.



Looks like it works with Red Hot Chili Peppers but not Beastie Boys. WTF? Anyway, enjoy.

Last edited by killclimbz; 12-13-2011 at 05:19 PM.
killclimbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-13-2011, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,434
Default

Does vimeo pull vids because of music too?

Thanks for the report.
Tarzanman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
basso4735's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 214
Default

Looking forward to the vid
basso4735 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 05:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 10,875
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
Does vimeo pull vids because of music too?

Thanks for the report.
I'm not sure about vimeo, but you also have to pay for one of them bad boys. The whole music copyright's issue is getting out of hand. I get it, if I am making money off of it. That is not the case with my youtube account though. Anyway, trying a different song here. Let's see if they'll let me use it...
killclimbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 05:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 10,875
Default

Updated with video...
killclimbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 05:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
oneshot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: PAC NW
Posts: 636
Default

i am happy to apply my services for moneys $$$$..

nice reporting! that zone looks super sick!! bet with a sled you could hot lap that all day!
__________________
http://oneshotproduction.net
Helping Old Dudes Look Kooky Since 2005
oneshot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 05:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
oneshot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: PAC NW
Posts: 636
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
Does vimeo pull vids because of music too?

Thanks for the report.
Vimeo does NOT rape your music from the video.. with a free account or plus account you are good to go.. a plus$ account you get faster uploads and conversions and 5gb a week compared to 500mb a week for free ones..

i up my vids to both sites these days and if forums allow vimeo embeds i use the vimeo just in case youtube cuts my shit off later down the road.. cuz they will do that!! your vid is good for like a week then all of a sudden the audio gets disabled.. google recently signed a deal with WMG (the biggest music publisher out there) so shits getting more strict on youtube with some future music distribution plans in the works for youtube.
__________________
http://oneshotproduction.net
Helping Old Dudes Look Kooky Since 2005
oneshot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 05:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
snowvols's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SLC, UT
Posts: 1,402
Default

Looks fun. Should have told me I would have been down to drive the long ways to get my touring on. I bet it is even better right now minus the surface hoar.
snowvols is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 05:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 10,875
Default

Well technically you can't bring a sled into that zone. But you can sled right up to the top of that zone, about where I took the picture, making the rest of it a lot less work. It's a couple maybe three miles back with about 900 vert gained. Not a hard skin, just long. Having a sled get you right there would make 2-4 laps in that drainage to be very possible.

There is a sled hot lap zone on the other side of the highway on the pass. Looks to be really good stuff back there actually. Not very many sled riders there either, as it seems the Texans just like to motor around on their sleds without skis or snowboards.
killclimbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 05:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 10,875
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snowvols View Post
Looks fun. Should have told me I would have been down to drive the long ways to get my touring on. I bet it is even better right now minus the surface hoar.
I might try to hit it again this coming Sunday. Sucks that I have to do it as a day trip yet again. A few things have to come together. If you are interested though, I'll keep you in the loop. Really fun stuff to do on that pass for sure.
killclimbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums