Memorial #2

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Memorial #2 is the main chute on the NE side of the saddle between Mount Olympus north and south summits.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
825 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
454 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
42˚
Memorial #2 Map

Memorial #2 is the backside chute to Tolcat.

Description

Park at the Neffs Canyon trailhead in Mount Olympus Cove. From here follow the road up into Neffs Canyon. At the first junction head to the right up into N Fork of Neff's. This trail is narrow and winds through the tight trees as it heads to the S. The area is very brushy and can be a rough go in low snow years, or when conditions are thin, but persevere and you'll find yourself at the base of the Memorial Couloirs for some excellent steep and tight chute skiing.

It starts from the large saddle between the N and S summits, and drops away from the city into the NE. This is the widest and shortest of the memorial lines. It's also the mellowest in pitch, but it's fun if you're in the area. It can hold better snow than Tolcat as well, so it might be a better option depending on conditions and the snow that year. A great day is to link them all up!

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

4 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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