Wheeler Peak Northwest Face
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,966' -599 m
High: 13,020' 3,968 m
Low: 11,053' 3,369 m
GradeAvg Slope: 42% (23°)
Max Slope: 60% (31°)
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“A long running avalanche path with variable terrain features.”— J. Bella
From the summit, ride onto the open northwest slopes. There are two obvious lines, and you'll want to stay skier's left and to the north of a sub-ridge; follow the terrain as it gradually undulates and leads to a broad snowfield. This snowfield drops down to a rollover into a gully that runs west and narrows below treeline.
The gully funnels into a narrow channel, and then the terrain levels a bit. From here, the trees become tighter, and evidence of old avalanches can be observed in flagging high on the trees and debris scattered among the forest. Follow the terrain as it naturally leads to the open meadows above Williams Lake.
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Land Manager: USFS - Carson National Forest