K2

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A steep, narrow face between the trees with a slanting fall line

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
778 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
315 m
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
40˚
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K2 Map

Description

A steep, narrow face between the trees with a slanting fall line, K2 Face is actually part of the old Chair 5 chairline. Now accessed only through the Bear Pits Shot 1 gate, K2 Face is rarely skied. On a day when the rest of the area is tracked out, K2 Face offers a few good turns. Watch out for small alpine firs that are beginning to grow up and will eventually make this secret stash irrelevant.

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

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