Analysing terrain data
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.
Second Virtue is an awkward line.
It is just down a little from the first, and also feeds into Hidden.
It is an exposed angled shelf above 10-15ft cliffs where falling could be disastrous.
You have to make a couple quick, careful turns to get across the shelf and down into safety.
This line gets skied a little less than the First and Third Virtues.
You could send it right off the fall line cliffs, but make beware of rocks on the very steep landing and be ready to be skiing extremely fast through lower Hidden.