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The Fly Couloir

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0.3 Miles 0.5 Kilometers


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Ascent

-1,097' -334 m

Descent

65%

Avg Slope (33°)

73%

Max Slope (36°)

5,755' 1,754 m

High

4,658' 1,420 m

Low

Shared By Ben Stone

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Avalanche risk for Apr 28, 2018: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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.

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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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