Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
This descent follows the dihedral from the Willard Peak summit ridge down into the basin below the peak and Ben Lomond Peak.
Need to Know
Bring the proper gear, build a good anchor for the rappel.
We came across from the summit of Ben Lomond Peak to the mouth of the couloir. Entry into the line requires either one or two rappels depending on snow conditions. Watch for overhead cornices.
After you are in the couloir, know that this is no-fall skiing.
Beginning near fifty degrees with little room, make jump turns down until the couloir begins to open. Next, ski the apron, which is steep but much less technical and has the best turns.
Next, ski through the mellower rock constriction and out into the open. This constriction is a spot to be aware because it is a terrain trap, a funnel for all the terrain above.
Overall, not a line to be taken lightly but a line to test your skills for greater alpinism.
History & Background
Believed first ski descent by Robert Lester and Joel Hiebert, March 23rd 2019. Line first dreamt up by Justin Hodges on our first trip to the area. But we kinda snaked it from him because he went climbing in Vegas with his girlfriend.
Shared By: Robert Lester