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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.
This narrow chute lies to the skier's right of S-Bend Chute.
Get here by entering Gate B, follow the tree-lined opening which is a shallow gully.
It heads right to the two steep chutes sitting on the far right side of the Valley of the Cliffs.
These are two of the only routes through this cliff band that do not require a rope.
Even with a rope, most of the remaining lines are rarely skiable.
At the top of the steep chute, in the midst of the trees, the chute starts relatively wide and quickly narrows down to a mandatory straight-line.
Make ten quick turns at the top, then let them rip through the narrow gap edged by rocks.
Below this funnel, the slope quickly opens.
You will be going fast, so make a few big turns to slow yourself down before hitting the thicker timber below.
It is also possible to veer hard right and side step back to the ridge above and re-enter the ski area.
Otherwise, head down the catch trail in the gully below, which is really a creek bed.
Follow this north until it steepens up.
Watch out here as the route gets funky, requiring quick turns to navigate around rocks, stumps and trees.
Below this steep section, meet the summer trail and follow this to the Lower Northway parking lot, where you have hopefully left a shuttle vehicle.
If you were unable to do so, hike up the unplowed road to the access road and hitch a ride back the the ski area.
This is uncontrolled backcountry terrain.
Ski/ride with a partner and carry the proper equipment.