Snag Chute

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A broad, steep face to the left of Exterminator

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
286 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
192 m
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
42˚
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Description

A broad, steep face to the left of Exterminator, Snag Chute can be identified by two dead trees at the top. Enter through the live trees that guard the top. Watch for rocks at the top. In early season, the best entrance might be on the left. Snag Chute is really two shallow gullies that are steeper than Exterminator, which sits just to the right

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
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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