5th Pinnacle

South Bridgers

Steep Skiing Through towering Rock Walls

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
497 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
46˚
5th Pinnacle Map

Find the 5th Pinnacle just past the 4th, in the next open bowl. It is a large upper bowl that doglegs near the bottom, essentially cutting under the treed rib just to the North. This isn't a place you'd want to get washed down. Ski the upper bowl for 600 feet or so, then bank a left and through the rock walls, and out into the apron. There usually isn't a big rocky crux in here unless the wind has done some damage. Hit the Bridger return track and back to Bridger.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins