Argenta - E Couloir

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

This the the prominent chute off Kessler Peak.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
1.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
711 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
42˚
Argenta - E Couloir Map

Park at the Argenta pull-out on the S side, 7.1 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon road. Cross the creek and skin up the huge Argenta slide path trending to the right. In the upper bowl head towards the W and gain the ridge, then follow this to the summit.

Description

From the summit head to the north and east to find the entry right off the ridge. The top few turns can be quite steep getting into the chute. It's a short, but sweet several turns in a nice rock lined passage. From here you can boot back up and ski one of the other several runs off Argenta, or continue down the long slope with trees and gullies that run to the canyon floor.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May

Features

  • Trees

Equipment required

  • Skins

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