Double Dog Dare

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A steep face that ends in mandatory air to small ledge and another cliff.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
337 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
222 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
1.8 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

This steep face requires two cliff jumps, hence the name Double Dog Dare. What this rarely explored run lacks in length it makes up for in excitement. Starting just past the last Brand X Cliff, this is essentially an extension of the same cliff band. Here, the cliff band is striated, requiring two jumps. The ledge between the two is just enough space for a hop turn or two. The most straightforward line can be found in the shallow gully of the first face, avoiding the rocks that sometimes crop up on the left near the trees. The second cliff is much easier here. Otherwise scout this line from the chair. Watch for trees on either side below the cliffs. Once past the cliffs, enjoy the open glade below. Hit Northway Run to the bottom of the chair for another lap. Note that once through the gates to Northway, cliffs and other hazards are not marked. This is avalanche prone terrain. Carry the proper equipment and ski/ride with a partner.

Difficulty

Severe

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

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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