Newt Chute

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A more straightforward chute on the east end of Wolverine.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
191 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
152 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
53˚
Newt Chute Map

This chute is all the way around Wolverine Cirque if coming from Patsy Marley, but one of the first ones you get to if coming from Brighton and booting up. It's one of the more popular on this side of the cirque because it's relatively wide and easy to get into. There are quite a few entrance options, some of which are straightforward while others are more technical. The chute is only loosely bound by rocks and trees, but the main line stays moderately narrow for a sustained distance. It has a beautiful apron runout at the bottom.

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, December

Features

  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins

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