ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -117' -36 m
High: 8,871' 2,704 m
Low: 8,755' 2,668 m
GradeAvg Slope: 31% (17°)
Max Slope: 31% (17°)
Popular ski lines nearby
0.7 mi 1.2 km • -1,497 ft Descent • -456.25 m Descent
0.6 mi 0.9 km • -1,301 ft Descent • -396.65 m Descent
0.8 mi 1.3 km • -2,019 ft Descent • -615.41 m Descent
0.9 mi 1.5 km • -1,768 ft Descent • -538.88 m Descent
0.4 mi 0.7 km • -688 ft Descent • -209.79 m Descent
0.3 mi 0.5 km • -885 ft Descent • -269.75 m Descent
“A short and steep slide path amidst volcanic rock outcrops.”— J. Bella
Parking can be found up or down the road at the Gavilan and Italianos Canyon trailheads. There is no specific defined route up the chute, the easiest and usually best ascent is to cross the stream and bootpack up through the trees along the east side of the chute's runout. Once you're across the stream, the slope steepens immediately. Look for a couple old trees fallen down among the standing old growth, find your way around these and climb beside the side of the chute till you reach a rock outcrop. Contour to the right below and around the outcrop as it develops into a vertical cliff band rising alongside the chute, then up until the chute tops out below a cliff. There's a few possible options to descend, and once you've determined the one you like, drop in, enjoy the ride, and pay attention for moving snow and rocks.
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Land Manager: USFS - Carson National Forest