Hanging tree gate

Alta & Snowbird

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Secret gate that takes you just other side of rope line

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
275 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
79 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
36˚
Hanging tree gate  Map

Just as you pull up to the Lower Cirque you will see a chute that forks into two lines. Drop in and hang high and right and you will see the gate. It will take you to a short wide bowl under the Forbidden Zone and you can find good snow. This part of the bowl isn't very steep or long, but its not skied that much so you should be able to get a few face shots. The most technical and intimidating part is actually getting to the gate though rocks and big bumps over a little bit of exposure.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

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