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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.
The Plunge has an eastern aspect with consistent pitch and a few terrain features to play on.
Midway down on the skier's left side of The Plunge there is a group of trees.
Just below those trees is Hollywood Rock, a 10-15 foot cliff that can be fun in the right conditions. Because it is an eastern aspect, the wind often loads this route very well.
Powder conditions are regularly seen on this route by late November.
Although it sees a lot of skier traffic, one should still be aware of the increased avalanche risk that is posed by the wind loading of this route.