A classic western facing Y couloir from Peak 9795

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

168

m

44

max°

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

Take Chair 4 to Chair 15 and then hike up to Melissa Coray Peak, then to continue to Peak 9795.

Skins can be helpful.

Two entrances from the summit of Peak 9795 create a Y Couloir that is decently pitched.

The snow can be extremely variable due to its western exposure.

Skier's right side tends to firm up from the melt-freeze cycle from direct sun exposure.

Stay to the skier's left to find better snow on the descent.

From here you can ski down a mellow slope area down to Emigrant Lake.