Southwest Hardscrabble Gulley

North Bridgers

Long, Sustained SW Face

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
10 m
Descent
466 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
38˚
Southwest Hardscrabble Gulley Map

The Southwest Gully off of Hardscrabble Peak is a real treat after certain North and East storms that can fill in this otherwise rocky face. Get it while you can, because it usually doesn't last long. It's 1300 feet if you can get it from the very top, and keeps at about 35 degrees. Ski directly fall line from the peak, going through one tighter zone about 500 feet down the line, then it opens up into a mellow meadow. Skin back up to Hardscrabble, or back over to 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
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins