Threeway Chute #4

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A steep couloir that narrows at its center

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
198 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
110 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
40˚
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Description

A steep couloir that narrows at its center, Threeway Chute #4 starts steep and wide at the top. It narrows in the middle, and during low snow conditions, this pinch point can feel quite narrow, though it is still wide enough to make turns. This couloir is bordered on skier's right by a long buttress. It is possible to ski onto this buttress in the middle and traverse under Billy's Chute. This halfway point also offers a great spot to stop for a break. Stay in the main chute and ski into the wider basin below the three other chutes.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Features

  • Walk Required

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