Very steep technical trees

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs…) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

Medium Exposure (E2)As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

The Nasties are just as the name suggests, nasty.

They are a fluty, steep tree spine area with a couple steep rollovers.

It is North facing, and holds powder many days after a storm.

The skier's right side is a little more mellow, but there are still technical turns through the trees, and this side gets skied a lot, so there will be less soft snow.

At the top of the Nasties, there is a nice gentle pow field, this rolls over to a shelf above a tight crux where most people will head to the right back into the trees.

If one goes for the gnarlier option, you must point it through a steep section for about 20ft directly towards trees- hopefully you'll be able to turn left, avoiding these trees, and finding the alley through.

This last section is a 10-20 footer with a nasty take off that you will have to pre jump.

The Nasties is a great run, but the consequences are high if you are choose the direct line and are not totally on your game.