Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.
Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.
Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.
High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.
Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.
There are a number of different lines that make their way down the East Face of the Hemlock’s from here but Jeffy’s Line is probably the most fun, and definitely the most aesthetic.
This face has an extremely convex start, meaning you can’t see anything from the top.
Take note of trees and rocks to help you find your way down the slope.
Jeffy’s makes its way through a prominent chute and onto the fairly open face below.
Make no mistake, this is a steep, intimidating line that should probably be scoped before being skied.