Flashback 2015 ~ Skiing Down Boulder’s Iconic Flatirons
2/4/15 – On March 1, Alex Krull and Austin Porzak skied the right side of the First Flatiron, the iconic slab formation above Boulder, Colorado, after more than a week of consistent snowfall. With an average inclination of roughly 45 degrees and thin powder over bare rock slabs, the two men skied the East Face Gully, commonly known as the Silk Road when it develops as an ice climb. They were belayed for three 60-meter portions at the summit of the route before unroping and skiing the lower east face. The overall descent was between 750 and 800 feet. The entire 1,000-foot-high First Flatiron is unlikely to be covered in enough snow for a ski descent.