An easier, alternate exit of the 1st Pinnacle

Statistics

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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 tight, steep, south facing section of the First Pinnacle can be avoided by taking a left at the crux, onto a prow.

This exit is sometimes easier to maneuver.

Ski South of Saddle Peak, past Argentina Bowl to the next high point.

Ski down the open snowfield for 500ft, trending right.

You'll see the crux down to your right.

Head left and onto a prow, from here you can see the rest of your line.

Fall line takes you through a couple more cruxes that usually aren't too bad, or head more left through trees for a way that always goes.

You can't make the Saddle traverse without skinning from here, so you may as well keep going down through the powdery meadow.

Skin back up to the Saddle traverse and back to Bridger Bowl.