Rush 3: Steep cliffs with billy goating or big air potential

Statistics

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hrs

3

m

105

m

40

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

The entrance to Rush 3 is a large, eastern aspect convexity that is often wind loaded.

Avalanche danger here is significant.

Getting caught in an avalanche would mean being taken over and through cliffs.

Make sure you are aware of the weather, avalanche conditions, and your ability before committing to a route like Rush 3.

Unlike Rush 2, there are no ways to sneak through Rush 3 without any air.

Airs can be as small as 20 feet or as big as 50 feet.

Some routes through Rush 3 can provide double drops that link multiple 20+ feet cliffs.

Because this route requires mandatory air, much of it quite large, it is recommended that you wait for the snow conditions to be deep AND stable to consider attempting it.