South facing, large, rock walled chute with a narrow entrance

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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.

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

Description

Close Call is an awesome, long, South facing chute that you can see easily from the Schlasman's chair.

It is really aesthetic, with large rock walls in the upper sections of the chute.

It gets skied pretty often, and can have a few bumps in it.

It also gets sluffed out pretty regularly on powder days.

The sun can work it magic or do damage over here.

Hike out to Ft.

Benton and ski down an open field to the East.

You will be left of Fin Town, glancing the right side of Boundary Chute.

Locate the large rock fin beaneath you, your entrance is around here.

The fall line entrance right along the rock fin can be pretty rocky for the top 30ft.

You can look for another entrance a little to the right in a side chute.

You'll probably have to grovel for a little bit any way you find to get into Close Call.

Once in, you will be rewarded with 400ft of great, confined, fall line skiing before the line opens up.

As it starts to open up, you'll begin seeing traverses coming in from the South, and the line will start to have more traffic.

Keep skiing fall line for another 500ft, going around a rocky prow at the bottom.