The Wyatt Couloir is the very short and narrow line in the middle of the legendary Cardiac Ridge.

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

The quickest way to access the Wyatt Couloir is to park at the Our Lady of the Snow church 7.5 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Climb up Pole Line Pass and traverse over then climb to the Black Knob.

From here you can get a great view of the line and ski down to the bottom of it to boot up.

Or, you can keep skinning up towards the pass between Mount Superior and Cardiac Ridge and come around from the back side, which can be a better way to access it since it's very steep and rocky for climbing.

The chute is VERY straightforward and much shorter than it appears.

It's only a few hundred feet long, but the pitch is near 50 degrees at the top.

It's a fun one to skip making turns all together and just point it.

The apron is wide open and mellows out quickly to suck up your speed and slow you down.