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Spacewalk Couloir

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0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -572' -174 m
High: 10,193' 3,107 m
Low: 9,620' 2,932 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 44% (24°)
Max Slope: 67% (34°)
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Avalanche risk for Nov 18, 2018: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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A steep couloir with a choke halfway down.

A J
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Avalanche prone area, high consequence fall potential.

Description

A 45+ degree, narrow couloir just beyond the JHMR boundary. To access, exit through backcountry Gate 2 (same gate as Cody Peak Ascent) and ski the fall line, keeping the boundary fence on your left in sight. Spacewalk is the obvious chute that becomes visible as the terrain steepens. The entrance is flanked by a rocky ridge skier's right and a densely wooded ridge to the left. While not as steep as it's neighbor Zero G, it is tighter in spots and features a rocky and narrow choke roughly halfway down.

Depending on the snow conditions this may be a small mandatory air. Navigate this section by beginning left and aiming slightly right through the choke; an unforgiving rock wall guards the skier's left side. Finish by staying left through the exit apron. The basin below feeds directly into lower Rock Springs Canyon (straight) or to the boot pack to Four Pines (skier's right). Both options eventually lead back to the resort.

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Apr 7, 2018
andy knouse
Wet n Heavy!
Mar 10, 2018
Bryce Laird
Feb 14, 2018
Joseph Abrahams
Feb 13, 2018
A J
Feb 25, 2017
andy knouse
Fun short chute!

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Photo of Spacewalk Couloir (blue dotted line) and Zero G Couloir (red dotted line) from lower Rock Springs.
Mar 1, 2018 near Moose W…, WY
Skiing the exit apron on Spacewalk Couloir. 2/13/18, WY.
Mar 1, 2018 near Moose W…, WY
Andy Knouse glowing down Spacewalk Couloir | PC: Aryeh Copa
Apr 6, 2018 near Moose W…, WY
Looking back up at Zero G Couloir. Note the fin-like rock feature at the bottom, which should be visible from the entrance.
Mar 1, 2018 near Moose W…, WY

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