No Name Bowl Traverse

Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Hole

A traverse / Sidestep to bring you to No Name Face

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
824 m
Ascent
118 m
Descent
77 m
Low Point
3.1 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
39˚
No Name Bowl Traverse Map

This traverse from the top of Powder 8 Face around to No Name Face can be a breeze or a nightmare. In good snow conditions, you will make it to the belly of the bowl in a matter of minutes, and from there, it's a short hike up to the start of No Name Face. However, this traverse can be extremely hazardous. Breaking trail can take hours if the track isn't in. You will cross underneath enormous cliff bands; Once is Enough, and Twice is Nice, all of which regularly shed snow, ice, rocks, and humans. Also, you are in avalanche terrain the entire time. However, when done properly this traverse will bring you to the goods!

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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