Analysing terrain data
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 takes in the furthest (skiers) right of the Trifides couloirs.
The line gets it's name from the obvious shape of the couloir and as a result exposed.
A fall here could be very serious.
It starts far skiers right, first down a steep more open section before narrowing to the S section of the couloir.
There is a large cliff which may require you to rope up with a rope of 30m.
As with the other Trifides couloirs, the line can also be accessed from the line of the disused Dome/Trifides drag lift by taking in the couloir above.