ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -421' -128 m
High: 12,583' 3,835 m
Low: 12,162' 3,707 m
GradeAvg Slope: 55% (29°)
Max Slope: 90% (42°)
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“A satisfying, dramatic line down the obvious west-most chute on the East Wall.”— Rachel Vecchitto
The entrance is often fairly rocky, requiring some side-stepping to get over the rocks and start skiing, but not tough otherwise. In good snow years, you can ski right in.
First Notch is a little bit steep, but mostly wide enough to have plenty of room to choose your turns. The setting in general is awesome and a lot of fun; you're between the rock walls of the chute for the entire descent. There's one choke point about 2/3 of the way down that's around 2 ski widths wide. You can still choose your turns, but being able to hop turn confidently makes things more enjoyable.
Once you're through the choke point, there's just a few more turns until you pop out onto the apron above the lower East Wall traverse.
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