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dblack The Fly Couloir

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
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Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,097' -334 m
High: 5,755' 1,754 m
Low: 4,658' 1,420 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 65% (33°)
Max Slope: 73% (36°)
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Trail shared by Ben Stone

Avalanche risk for Apr 17, 2019: Unknown

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Full forecast for NWAC: WA Cascades West, South — Brought to you by Northwest Avalanche Center

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A popular steep skiing objective on Lane Peak.

Ben Stone
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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