SW Face Sacajawea Peak

North Bridgers

Broad Face Leading into Wide Gully

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
643 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
339 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
35˚
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SW Face Sacajawea Peak Map

Description

The south-west face of Sacajawea is a really great run with warmer weather and a corn cycle. It's mostly filled in all season, and can be seen from town. It starts out as an open slope at about 28 degrees. After a couple hundred feet, it pitches over into the gully. You don't necessarily have to take this line, you can stay in the mellow to your right, or get into more obstacles and tree islands to the right. The gully is the fall line approach though. It's about 700 feet long, and 30 feet wide with a big shoulder on your right as you descend. The line flattens out just above a cliff that almost disappears mid winter. Either stop here, or keep going through the crux for another couple hundred feet of skiing. Return the same way you skied down, getting on top of that mellow shoulder as quickly as possible.

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