Hardscrabble Shoulder, North Face

North Bridgers

Shady, Quick Chutes

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
463 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
242 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
45˚
Hardscrabble Shoulder, North Face Map

The lower shoulder of Hardscrabble holds a couple great, smaller lines. You’ll find these to your looker’s left as you hike into Arrowhead Bowl. There is a wide open one (great for the uptrack). Then 2 or 3 tighter chutes just east (depending on snow levels) and a walled chute to the West. This is an awesome place to make a couple quick laps in cold snow.

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

  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins