Throne Chute D

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A wide steep chute that opens into an open bowl

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
400 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
224 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
44˚
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Description

One of several wide steep chutes above Hamburger basin. Access by hiking the Throne. A large cornice builds on the right of this chute making the entrance a long vertical drop. Look for the shallower entrance on the skier's left. A few small trees line the edges of this shallow chute, which hold snow. Watch out for a traverse track below the chute as it opens into Hamburger Basin.

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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