Sietz Slidepath

North Bridgers

Long Slidepath Gully

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
581 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
40˚
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Sietz Slidepath Map

Description

The Sietz Slidepath is the most prominent feature you see when you park at the end of Seitz Rd. It is about 1800 feet long, and has a consistent 37 degree pitch with a couple steeper roll overs down the line. It has two cruxes that are usually pretty wide and easy, but you may want to slow down as you approach them. Ascend from the East ridge between Gnarnia and the Slidepath or come from the South along the ridge.

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, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins