False Summit of the Throne

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A steep open glade.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
322 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
195 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
38˚
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Description

A steep open glade, False Summit starts just before the first Southback gate. Access by hiking the Throne until you reach the first flat spot. False Summit starts here. A few small alpine firs dot the upper slope early season. This slope quickly becomes less steep. Watch for the cedar bench a third of the way down, which is steep and often rocky and might require mandatory air. Veer to the right or left above the trees to avoid this area.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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