Middle West Hardscrabble Gulley

North Bridgers

Longer, Sustained, West Facer

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
897 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
399 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
38˚
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Middle West Hardscrabble Gulley Map

Description

The Middle West Gulley on Hardscrabble Peak is a consistently pitched, mostly open 1200 feet line, that is great during a corn cycle or after a strong East wind. The upper part funnels you down into one of 2, 20 feet wide chokes. Don't try to go off the fall line here; there are cliffs on either side that are pretty dirty (no real clean way through). After that, its mellow meadow skiing as far down as your momentum can carry you. Skin back to Hardscrabble proper, or make your way to the South towards the Summer Bowl.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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, October, November, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins