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15 Jan 2011

5. The Heathen Challenge

United States (Colorado)

Organizer: Colorado Ski Mountaineering Cup (COSMIC)
Place: Sunlight Mountain, CO
Event type: individual
Description: RECREATION COURSE: start at base lodge, climb to summit, descend Grizzly/Defiance/Rapid Transit/The Heathen/Lower Defiance, skin back to Midland traverse (NOT up Devil\'s Dare), descend to base area and finish. RACE COURSE: start at base lodge, skin to summit, descend Grizzly/Defiance/Rapid Transit/The Heathen/Lower Defiance, skin Devil\'s Dare (likely skin-to-boot-to-skin transition on upper ridge if normal wind-swept rock conditions prevail), descend The Heathen/Lower Defiance, skin to Perry\'s, boot pack up Parry\'s, skin around back of area to summit, descend as first descent, skin to Midland Traverse (NOT up Devil\'s Dare) and descend to base area and finish.

Observations: We\'ve made significant changes to the 2011 race and recreation category courses since 2010.

Web: http://www.ussma.org/race/cosmic/2010-01-15/heathen-challenge
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