Kitchen Wall Traverse

Stowe

A long traverse, under a massive icefall leads to some fun low angle glades

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
710 m
Ascent
1 m
Descent
147 m
Low Point
904 m
High Point
1.1 km
Gradient
25˚
Kitchen Wall Traverse Map

One of the most aesthetic lines on the Kitchen Wall. The journey begins on Upper Perry Merrill, when the trail hooks a left, continue straight into the woods. The traverse winds through the woods before rounding a bend, suddenly the dense woods open up. You are now on a open face below a 20 foot icefall. The cliff itself is very long and stretches for a while. As you traverse underneath there are a number of places to drop in. The best one is all the way at the end, since it is the widest. There are a number of large boulders to dodge once you enter the woods, making it very sketchy in the early season. Once through the boulders, you can enjoy the glades until you hit Cliff Trail.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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

Features

  • Face
  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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