Hardscrabble South Facing Shelves

North Bridgers

Multifaceted complex line

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
670 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
432 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
46˚
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Hardscrabble South Facing Shelves Map

Description

The South Facing Shelves of Hardscrabble Peak is a great place to ski a more varied, complex line. You really have to have your route dialled in this zone, there are multiple options and variations depending on snow level and conditions. The most obvious line goes from the top of hardscrabble down Southeast, keeping just skier’s left of fall line. You will be in one small bowl, then another, until you start to see a wide South facing chute below you. Get through tight, but short crux, banking a hard right into the wide chute and into the bottom of the Bowl. There are other options if you go fall line from the 2nd small bowl in the middle of the line. This option ends with tight chutes and a couple short spines before the wide open.

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

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins