Corner Pocket

North Bridgers

Tight, Shady, Steep Hourglass Line

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
485 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
369 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
51˚
Corner Pocket Map

The Corner Pocket is a great line when conditions line up later in the season. It is tucked into a rock cleft between Sacajawea and Nya Nuki peaks. Above the crux, it is pretty steep, above 45 degrees for about 200 feet. The line constricts down to about 10 feet wide in a quick pinch, then opens up into the vast Plane Crash Bowl. The line pitch gets gradually mellower as you make your way down the bowl. In total, the line is about 1400 feet to the bottom of the bowl.

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, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons