Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of 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): Certain death in the case of a fall.
Pipeline is another fun alternative entrance to Pakalolo.
At the top you'll be faced with a 25 metre chute approximately 2 metres wide (it widens as your ski down).
There are always rocks to negotiate but where, and how many will depend on when in the season you come, and the way the snow has filled in.
Most often there are a few rocks you can make some small turns around at the top, and then again about 5 metres down.
Here you've just got to point your skis down and go for a metre or so, in true 'chute' style.
Following this there is space to throw some short turns in and control your speed again before popping out half way down Pakalolo.
Access Pipeline as if heading towards Pakalolo, (the far right side of Secret Bowl) but cut right before you get to the main entrance and follow the rock around until the chute which will appear on the left.
If you find yourself at Pakalolo you'll be too low to access Pipeline.