Route: North Face Couloir
Team: Ted, Dirk Bockelmann
It’s amazing what a good day you have up in Montezuma Basin in October. Since Dirk and I were headed out on a climbing trip to Ecuador in a week or so we wanted some time up high. A bluebird day with easy skiing snow greeted us.
After first skiing a lap in the upper bowl, we followed up with the now-typical “Castle Loop”— up to the Castle/Conundrum saddle, to the summit of Castle Peak, and then down the North Couloir.
Montezuma Basin doesn’t get much better than this.