The Ruler

North Bridgers

An amazing tight couloir

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
949 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
464 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
55˚
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The Ruler Map

Description

The Ruler is one of the Northern Bridgers' classic lines. It is a 500 feet x 10 feet wide chute between huge rock walls. Its pretty steep too at about 45 degrees. There is a great run out below, where you get almost another 1000 feet of skiing. This thing is directly north facing and can hold some great snow. It sticks around too and has been skied well into the summer by diehards. Get to Fairy Lake and then head South along the 500 trail underneath Sac and Nya Nuki. Ski down into the basin under the South face of Nya Nuki, and start heading up and left towards the bottom of the Ruler. Put your skis on your back and start booting the 500ft to the top of the chute.

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, June, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons