We settled on Friendship Pass. We skied to Independence Mine, up through Goldcord to Friendship Pass, skied down the backside of the pass, circumnavigated the Black Prospect and returned to the pass above Goldcord Bowl. Skiing the loop around the Black Prospect left enough daylight to skin up Goldcord Peak, the sentinel towering above Goldcord and Independence. We found more exposure than we wanted near the summit of Goldcord Peak - the eastern side is a series of huge cliffs. If you go up Goldcord Peak, staying on the summit ridge is highly recommended.
Update with Jon's photos. Thanks J-ROCK! Another awesome day with Johnny Rocketship!
|The Line that Went|
|Yours Truly with Some Exposure, Rethinking his Capability, Talent and Risk Tolerance|