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 has become one of the best known couloirs in La Grave.
A fantastic adventure which is definitely steep, but relatively short.
A good place to warm up the legs for some of La Grave's steeper more committing lines. The line's shape means a fall would still be serious so be careful under hard/icy snow conditions. The entrance is just below a nipple-shaped rock.