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The Fly Couloir

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 5.0 (3) SKI LINE

A popular steep skiing objective on Lane Peak.


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Miles

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Ski Line

5,755' 1,754 m

High

4,658' 1,420 m

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Up

1,097' 334 m

Down

65%

Avg Slope (33°)

73%

Max Slope (36°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
There can be some creek crossing shenanigans depending on where you choose to traverse over Tatoosh Creek.

Description

This is a real classic couloir in the Rainier backcountry. It's visible from Paradise road and the parking lot, and is usually very tempting. The couloir itself is about ~45 deg and about 40-50 feet wide depending on how well filled in it gets. The runout zone at the bottom has been known to slide frequently, so good avalanche conditions are crucial. A helmet for rockfall and an ice axe or whippet might also be a good idea.

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Great run down The Zipper!
Mar 26, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
View of The Fly (right) and The Zipper (left and a little hidden) from the approach road.
Mar 25, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
In The Fly
Mar 25, 2015 near Eatonville, WA

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