Wyatt Couloir

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

The Wyatt Couloir is the very short and narrow line in the middle of the legendary Cardiac Ridge.

Ski Touring Extreme

Distance
2 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
621 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
48˚
Wyatt Couloir Map

The quickest way to access the Wyatt Couloir is to park at the Our Lady of the Snow church 7.5 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon. Climb up Pole Line Pass and traverse over then climb to the Black Knob. From here you can get a great view of the line and ski down to the bottom of it to boot up. Or, you can keep skinning up towards the pass between Mount Superior and Cardiac Ridge and come around from the back side, which can be a better way to access it since it's very steep and rocky for climbing.

Description

The chute is VERY straightforward and much shorter than it appears. It's only a few hundred feet long, but the pitch is near 50 degrees at the top. It's a fun one to skip making turns all together and just point it. The apron is wide open and mellows out quickly to suck up your speed and slow you down.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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

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

Equipment required

  • Skins

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