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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.
This narrow couloir is guarded by large buttresses on either side.
From a distance, the rock above this chute looks like a Sasquatch climbing the ridge.
This is the first of the classic couloirs on the north side of the King that you come to when hiking.
Since this chute is close to the start of the hike, it is often missed and can hold good snow for a few days after a storm.
This chute is narrow at the top but wide enough to make turns.
A hidden, alternate entrance can be found just down the ridge to the left.
This slope opens up below to a wide-open bowl, making for an aesthetically pleasing run.
This is a great run for those less willing to make the long hike to the top of the King.
Ski/ride the nearly 700 vertical feet to the upper basin and either find the traverse to Damn Fine Forest for more vertical or veer left to the groomed outrun to the base of Chair 6 for another lap.