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.
This steep chute starts as a steep face.
Partway down a mid-slope rock splits the face into two gullies.
The lefthand chute is straightforward, working first around a rock on the left and then the mid-slope rock mentioned above.
It is possible, but not necessary to air off this rock.
Enjoy the open apron below, which only those skiing/riding Niagara's get to enjoy.
Follow the gradient left through the mellow trees to another steep face above the I-5 trail to return to base.