Rampage

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Rampage is a fun hanging ramp high off the Little Cottonwood Ridge.

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
624 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
292 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
37˚
Rampage Map

Rampage is short, but well worth the time and effort. It's a pretty unique hanging ramp in the upper Mill B drainage. You'll want to boot, and/or skin up this line to know what conditions are like. Park at the S curve 4.3 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon, and hike up the Mill B trail to Lake Blanche. From the lakes head up the E branch of the upper canyon. Keep going into the uppermost cirque and you'll see Rampage. This is your only real entry option as it's very hard to get to any other way.

Description

Simply ski back down the track you came up, and make sure not to fall off the 500 foot cliff you're skirting above!

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Extreme Exposure (E4)

4 out of 4

In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

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, June

Features

  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Skins

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