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East Wall Traverse

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1.0 Miles 1.5 Kilometers


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Ascent

-368' -112 m

Descent

7%

Avg Slope (4°)

12%

Max Slope (7°)

12,158' 3,706 m

High

11,790' 3,594 m

Low

Shared By Rachel Vecchitto

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Avalanche risk for Dec 10, 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 gravity traverse that gives you access to the Upper East Wall's staircase hiking gates.

Rachel Vecchitto
Type: In Bounds (completely inside ski area boundary)

Description

The first part of this traverse can get a bit rough from all the skier traffic it sees, but once you're around the first corner this is an easy gravity traverse that gives you access to Willie's Wide Staircase and the 7th Tree Chute Staircase. If hiking isn't your preference, the entire area below the traverse is a skier or rider's playground, full of gullies, lips and rollers that are fun in almost all conditions.

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