Another steep chute in the Niagara's area

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

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

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.