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The Wiggle

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Ascent

-535' -163 m

Descent

65%

Avg Slope (33°)

110%

Max Slope (48°)

13,047' 3,977 m

High

12,511' 3,813 m

Low

Shared By Chris Dickson

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Avalanche risk for Dec 12, 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.

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A broad couloir funnels down to narrow choke, aka "the Wiggle."

Chris Dickson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Park at the pulloff on the opposite side of the road from the upper parking lot for A-Basin. Skin up the gully and choose between the saddle or the ridge to the summit of Grizzly Peak.

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From the NW ridge of Grizzly Peak, this line is guarded by a large cornice that is tricky to negotiate. From below, it's an easy couloir climb, but remain aware of the cornice, which could flush you out if it ripped.

A broad snowfield funnels into a brief narrow choke, "The Wiggle." Barely wide enough for skis, it may require "straight-lining" it to get through the choke and onto the snow apron below the chute.

Really fun and holds good snow!

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