Steep but the most accessible of the lines along Chainsaw Ridge

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Exposure

Exposure

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.

Medium Exposure (E2)As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

Bushrat is a steep and fun line along Chainsaw Ridge and is usually the first one people dare to try.

The whole ridge builds a cornice but Bushrat normally has enough traffic to make the entrance constantly visible.

The entrance is a small gap that drops onto a spine.

Once you've dropped in, make sure you stop, as it will either land you on top of Bushrat Shoulder or a cliff band, and you don't want to find out the wrong way! Bushrat is a diagonally left, fairly wide chute that leads down to Couloir Extreme.

The snow usually stays pretty good even several days after a snowfall.

Be careful of traverse lines and avalanche/cornice debris in the bowl, especially as it flattens out.

Cutting left with the traverse lines under Bushrat and Bushwhip gives you access to Faller's Pillow.