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The Lip

Very Difficult

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0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer point to point
Ski Line
Very Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -575' -175 m
High: 5,065' 1,544 m
Low: 4,490' 1,369 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 55% (29°)
Max Slope: 65% (33°)
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Trail shared by Gunks Jesse

Steep higher up, this line is manageable with hop turns and good route finding.

Gunks Jesse
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

This is extreme terrain with extreme weather. You MUST bring warm clothes, food, and water. This is a steep hike to the top and requires plenty of time. Avalanches are a threat in this area.

Description

Start at the skier's left edge of the rock band that makes up the feature Icefall runs through. A thin line should be visible down to the ravine floor. The Lip is between 40 and 50 degrees. A good route finder will ski this with ease, generally avoiding rocks and ledges. Ascend up the route prior to skiing it for the best understanding of where to go.

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The Icefall
Mar 13, 2015 near Pinkham…, NH
The Sluice
Mar 16, 2015 near Pinkham…, NH
The Lip
Mar 13, 2015 near Pinkham…, NH

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