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Mt. Adams SW Chutes

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5.7 Miles 9.1 Kilometers


Ski Line

181' 55 m

Ascent

-6,180' -1,884 m

Descent

21%

Avg Slope (12°)

104%

Max Slope (46°)

11,560' 3,523 m

High

5,561' 1,695 m

Low

Shared By Ryan O

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Avalanche risk for Apr 28, 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.

Full forecast for NWAC: WA Cascades West, South — Brought to you by Northwest Avalanche Center

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A great, sustained, steep descent for nearly 4000 ft.

Ryan O
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
A Cascade Volcano Pass is needed from May 1 to September 30.

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The Volcano Pass works as the parking permit for the Cold Springs Trailhead.

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Drop in from the south aspect of Pikers Peak. There are a few different rock bands that run downhill that you can choose to descend between. The pitch is around 45 degrees most of the way down, so a self arrest tool advised.

Be careful not to descend too far and end up well below the return trail and the main trailhead. You could potentially end up down in Morrison Campground instead of back at Cold Springs. Traverse hard skiers left once you exit the chutes; depending on the snowpack, boot packing sections may be mandatory.

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