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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 steep, narrow face between the trees with a slanting fall line, K2 Face is actually part of the old Chair 5 chairline.
Now accessed only through the Bear Pits Shot 1 gate, K2 Face is rarely skied.
On a day when the rest of the area is tracked out, K2 Face offers a few good turns.
Watch out for small alpine firs that are beginning to grow up and will eventually make this secret stash irrelevant.