Summer Bowl Headwall

North Bridgers

Steep, Small Headwall with options

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
357 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
167 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
36˚
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Summer Bowl Headwall Map

Description

The Headwall at the back of Sacajawea (Summer) Bowl sees lots of traffic early and late in the season. It is the easiest, most straightforward option in the bowl. As such, there is usually a skin track or boot up it. It starts off pretty mellow for about 100 feet, then rolls over to almost 40 degrees for a little bit, then flattens out as you get to the bottom. You can find lots of weird wind lips and tight spots between the exposed rocks. It is totally East facing, and usually has cold snow, except very late in the season.

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

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons