SE Throne Left

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

This 600 vertical foot run starts as an open face and narrows into steep gullies before opening into a wide basin

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
316 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
189 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
41˚
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SE Throne Left Map

Description

Route finding on SE Throne Left is even more challenging that SE Throne Right. For this reason, some of the lines are rarely skied. This steep run faces the sun and gets stripped by the prevailing winds. Under the right conditions however, this can be relatively untracked. Access from the upper Southback gate at the summit of the Throne. Follow the treed ridge on the skiers left until the slope opens up below. The further down the ridge you go, the more open it gets. There are two main runs in SE Left. The first one is a steep face that eventually drops away on the left, forcing you right toward the bottom of SE Right. Left of this face find an open couloir that narrows towards the bottom before opening into Avalanche Basin. Numerous other lines exist for those willing to launch off cliffs. Watch for rocks during shallow snow conditions.

Difficulty

Severe

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

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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