Screaming Baby

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A popular face that funnels slightly in the middle

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
289 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
172 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
40˚
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Description

A popular face that funnels slightly in the middle, Screaming Baby is steep but wide. The upper section is dotted with alpine firs, which hold snow and funnel skiers and riders towards the open funnel below. Keep the buttress that forms T-Slot is on your right or alternately, work the cliff for some airy turns. The left rib of the buttress curves into Screaming Baby, offering some fun turns when laden with snow. An obvious slot through the trees below the buttress offer more turns.

Difficulty

Severe

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

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
  • Cliffs

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