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Double Barrel

A classic chute in Oakes Gulf

Ski Touring Difficult

297 m
0 m
202 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
1.5 km
Double Barrel Map

Double Barrel is one of the most fun lines in Oakes Gulf, if you're willing to put in the time it takes to get there. There's a few options for approaching Oakes. For this line, your best bet is Monroe Brook. Ascend Monroe Brook, then circumnavigate around Mount Monroe. Descend the south ridge until you find the top. Double Barrel has two options, skiers right is narrow with a rocky choke, while skiers left is more mellow with more room for turns. Both chutes end below treeline, from there, you can ascend a nearby bowl to exit Oakes Gulf. Once in the Monroe-Washington Col, you can linkup with Monroe Brook again.



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.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between February and April


  • Alpine
  • Couloir
  • Ski Safari
  • Tree Skiing
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons