Steep Couloir off Stegosaurus Ridge


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The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) 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.

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


This is one option off Stegosaurus Ridge and would combine well with Herb's Bowl on Father Dyer.

It is not a popular line and can be some great steep skiing.

Follow the access route for Herb's Bowl from the bottom of Spruce Creek Trailhead.

Once you enter the bottom of the line, you will be able to see the downhill route.

You will be able to skin pretty far up to access this line, but eventually you have will have to switch out to a boot pack as it starts to get very steep.

Boot pack up the line as far as you can go.

If you would like to try to summit, feel free as the view will be worth it.

Once you are ready to descend, choose your route wisely, as this line is very steep.

It is pretty straight forward as to where you need to be but there are some rocks exposed.

As you ski out of the line, keep your speed to return back to Spruce Creek Trailhead.