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This is the easier of the two chutes in the cliffs just north of Thurstan Peak.


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9,379' 2,859 m

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9,077' 2,767 m

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Up

301' 92 m

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29%

Avg Slope (16°)

31%

Max Slope (17°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Overview

This is a somewhat narrow chute, but there is still plenty of room for turning, especially if you know how to jump-turn (which I don't, but I still survived it.)

Need to Know

Don't forget your helmet. It's probably a good idea to go with somebody who can call for help if you blow a turn.

Description

You can reach the top of this chute directly or ascend it from the bottom (which is what I did after skiing Thurstan Peak: Northeast Face.)

As you boot higher into the chute, you get a better sense of what you're getting into. The chute looks scarier from the bottom, but looks a bit more manageable once you're in it.

The crux is near the top as that's where it's steepest. It mellows a bit in terms of steepness, but remains exciting until you get out onto the apron. From there, it's smooth sailing to the bottom.

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Spencer Parkin

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Here's my crappy skiing near Thurstan Peak.
Apr 10, 2021 near Fruit H…, UT
Here are the chutes you can see after skiing into the cirque below Thurstan Peak's north-east face.
Apr 10, 2021 near Fruit H…, UT

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