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.
Just as you pull up to the Lower Cirque you will see a chute that forks into two lines.
Drop in and hang high and right and you will see the gate.
It will take you to a short wide bowl under the Forbidden Zone and you can find good snow.
This part of the bowl isn't very steep or long, but its not skied that much so you should be able to get a few face shots.
The most technical and intimidating part is actually getting to the gate though rocks and big bumps over a little bit of exposure.