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7th Wave

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A wide open avalanche gully with wavelike wind drift features.


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12,122' 3,695 m

High

11,706' 3,568 m

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Up

416' 127 m

Down

45%

Avg Slope (24°)

79%

Max Slope (38°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This is the seventh chute in a series of steep, avalanche-prone gullies in the south-facing bowl at the head of the canyon. Strong winds deposit snow at the top of this ridge, and the gullies below act like a sluice and catch snow that forms vertical drifts in the terrain features.

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J. Bella

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#19

in Taos

#662

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#19

in Taos

#84

in New Mexico

#662

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7th Wave a few days after an R2D2 avalanche ran
Feb 4, 2019 near Taos Sk…, NM

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