Baliwood Headwall / South Facing Gnarnia Bowl

North Bridgers

Steep, South Facing, Open Skiing With lots of Options

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
938 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
522 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
46˚
Baliwood Headwall / South Facing Gnarnia Bowl Map

The Baliwood Headwall is more open and larger than the Hollywood wall to the South. It has many options for entry, there is the main, East facing shot on the very top, and then more South facing choices as you follow the ridge down towards the East. These more or less all come together in the middle of the line above a 3 or 4 South facing squiggle chutes. Depending on snow level, these should all go through. As you come out into the wide open bowl, take notice of the huge rock spire free standing on the North side of the lower bowl. It is easy to get here from going North out of Frazier, or skinning up the East ridge between Gnarnia Bowl and The Sietz Slidepath.

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, June, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins