Big Sam

Big Sam

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Big Sam is a huge, steep, incredibly dangerous gully coming West off Peak 4 down to the bike path on I-70. This line has many narrow chokes including one that makes it almost unskiable as there are frozen waterfalls blocking the way. The danger in this zone from rocks, ice, and avalanches is enormous. You would not want to access this line from the top, because of the near certainty that you would get stuck at the cliff zone or find that the lower section was melted out or frozen to solid ice.

Maps

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Trailheads

Officer's Gulch

An exit off I-70 between Frisco and Copper Mtn

Images

Big Sam

Big Sam with Icefall Labeled

Guide Books

Making Turns in The Tenmile-Mosquito Range by Fritz Sperry

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