Chairline Left

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

This broad tree-d face narrows briefly before opening to a wider glade below.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
535 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
245 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

The trees on the upper portion of this run have grown and begun to obscure the entrance to this run. In early season, shimmy through the trees keeping the Chair 6 on your right. Partway down the cliff area that runs horizontally across the face of OOs Right and Left, intrudes into the run, narrowing it down. Keep the prominent buttress on your left, working the opening in the trees. Once below the narrowest part, the slope opens to a relatively untouched section.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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