Tower 16 Face

Crystal Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park

A steep rocky face directly under the Northway Chair

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
158 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
74 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
35˚
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Tower 16 Face Map

Description

This steep rocky face lies just below Tower 16 of Northway Chair. Prior to the construction of the lift, this face was rarely skied and never named. A few trees have been removed to make for easier navigation of the hazards, but most likely its the chair itself that attracts people to this run. The run consists of a series of jumps. The first mandatory air starts right at the top. The slope is steeper on the skiers left, but the midway ledge is a little wider here. Watch for trees below this ledge. The line is most straightforward starting right to left. Check your line on the ride up the lift. The apron below is wide and the angle mellows quickly. Hit Northway run to the bottom and grab the chair for another lap.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

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

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