Gnarly but doable traverse into Super Couloir to avoid the Never Never cliffs

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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

The Goat Traverse gets a bad name.

Sure, you will be holding on to trees and rocks while perched precariously above 25 of air, but don't worry, you got this.

The Goat Traverse is the way out of The Waltz, Right Side, and parts of Never Never if you get too low and don't want to head back to the North towards the Bridger chair, or ski the other crazy ways out of Never Never proper.

To get here, ski The Waltz, Right Side, or Never Never, finishing on the pad to the skier's right directly under some steep, fluty spines.

Don't head to the final ledge you can see, make sure you head right before that.

You will be traveling to the South, and maybe even side stepping back up to get to a notch in the rocks where there are a couple of trees.

This is all perched above Super Couloir, of course.

Once you've found your special tree, you can look South and see a couple of ledges that you will have to scoot/ sidestep/ scrape down to get into the safety of Super.

Do yourself a favor and don't look left at the exposure.

its only a couple pretty easy moves to get into Super, but you can easily get psyched out.

Once you're in Super, try your best to remember where exactly you found that earlier ledge, bookmark that forever, and you'll always be able to ski preserved powder then exit through Super Couloir.