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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.
A narrow couloir with a mandatory jump at the entrance, Signline Left is for experts only.
This run is marked by a tram cable used for avalanche control.
Depending on snow level, drop to the slope is ten or more feet.
The landing is steep but mostly free of rocks.
Watch for the large buttress on skier's left.
This slope avalanches often.
Watch for avalanche debris as well as the traverse track that leads to Bear Pits.