This steep run lies just below the summit of the King.

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Exposure

Exposure

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.

Medium Exposure (E2)As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

The often-rocky face, known as King's Face, leads into three distinct chutes known as Shank Chutes.

Access this run from the top of the King.

When snow allows its possible to drop onto this steep face from the summit.

Watch for rocks; a fall here would be a fall to the bottom of the basin.

Alternatively, enter Brain Damage and ski/ride through the narrow choke point at the top.

Immediately below, traverse left.

King's Face is the base of the rocky buttress that splits Brain Damage from Pinball.

Watch for rocks here, as you don't want to fall.

Traverse and ski to above one of the long chutes below.

The chutes to the left are shorter, but are often more wind-loaded.

All of Shank Chutes are wide enough to link turns and deep enough to hold snow days after a storm.

Considering the relative ease to access these chutes, they are skied only rarely, as once you miss the upper traverse, they are hard to get to.