SE Rocks

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A short steep glade for experts

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
178 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
105 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
39˚
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Description

This short glade lies on the SE terminus of Lizards Back ridge. Access by following the ridge from the summit of "The King" (see description) and wiggle through the trees just above The Nose. Long, narrow rock ridges guard the entrance. Below find a glade with rapidly growing trees. Milk turns on this short face before entering mature timber. Follow the gradient back to the groomed outrun. Watch out for tree wells.

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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