6th Pinnacle

South Bridgers

Furthest South Pinnacle

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
663 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
420 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
43˚
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6th Pinnacle Map

Description

The 6th and last Pinnacle consists of a moderately wide open shot going fall line for about 600 feet to a small crux that is usually very manageable. The difficult thing about this last Pinnacle is the presence of significant cross loading. This line gets loaded both form the West (like the others) and the South. Just look at the snowless scree slopes between this last Pinnacle and Bridger Peak to get an idea of the massive amount of snow transfer and fetch possible in this area. There is usually a subtle cornice line running down the skier's right hand side of the line as well. Weigh your decision to ski it carefully. The line is about 1500 feet long, with another 300 feet of meadow skiing down to the Bridger return. It cruxes down to no less than 15 feet in the tightest spot normally.

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