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Suicide Chute

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,245' -380 m
High: 9,715' 2,961 m
Low: 8,469' 2,581 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 36% (20°)
Max Slope: 55% (29°)
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Trail shared by Jason Smith

Avalanche risk for Nov 26, 2017: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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A classic quick hit Wasatch coulie on the iconic Mt Superior.

Jason Smith
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

This is about as straightforward as it gets. Drive further up the road to look directly back across at the line. If avalanche danger is elevated, you don't want to be here as you'll be exposed to hazards from above almost as soon as you leave the road.

Description

Skin up the path of least resistance to the base of the Suicide Chute. Find an obvious, sheltered bench at the base of the chute to shuck the skins and boot the rest of the way to a topout col on the south ridge of Superior.

Although the line is east facing, the southern walls are high & tight enough that you might still find soft snow in the chute during a dry spell.

Slope angles seldom exceed 40'. If the snowpack is stable and soft enough, this a quick, moderate outing.

The Suicide Chute could also be an linkup outro after skiing other lines on this beautiful mountain.

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Josh punching it to the top of Suicide Chute
Feb 11, 2015 near Alta, UT
Looking good down there.
Jul 25, 2015 near Alta, UT
Josh finds sheltered, soft snow in Suicide Chute. This was late January during a warm dry spell.
Feb 11, 2015 near Alta, UT

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