The Granny Chute

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The most popular chute in Wolverine Cirque.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
285 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
149 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
39˚
The Granny Chute Map

This is the obvious chute right in the middle of Wolverine Cirque. It's wider than all the rest and usually has an easy way in despite cornices at the top, making it the most popular line in the cirque. Even though this chute typically presents lower hazards than others in Wolverine, it's still prone to the slides and cornice collapses that can plague this cirque. Don't let "Granny's" fool your sense of safety out here.

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

  • Couloir
  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins

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