Laundry Chutes

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The laundry chutes are guarded by a huge cornice, and in the case of the Purex Chute, a cliff. You'll need to rappell. The choke points are very narrow and not always filled in. Laundry Chute East has an especially narrow choke at the bottom. There may be mandatory air or cliffs that require ropes to get past in any of these chutes. These are extremely dangerous couloirs and are not always possible to ski.

Maps

*All Mapped Areas are Approximations

 

Trailheads

West Sopris Creek Winter Closure

Thomas Lakes Trailhead *(Summer Only)

Access closed in the Winter at West Sopris Creek Rd

Guide Books

Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado by Brittany & Frank Konsella

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*All Mapped Areas are Approximations