East Facing Upper Bowl With Short Chutes

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

The Ainger Lake Headwall is a sick mission by itself or can be a sick addition to a day skiing around Frazier Basin.

It is mostly a series of East and South-east facing chutes in an upper bowl.

The main shot from the peak on the looker's right is about 700 feet, and the ones further down the ridge and more south facing are more like 3-500 feet long.

That being said, if you take into consideration the entire line to the lake is more like 1800! Most of these chutes are pretty narrow, 10-20 feet wide.

Either skin up towards Frazier to the SW of Ainger, then up the main bootpack; or hike up towards the lines to the upper bowl and then left, finding a 300 feet north facing chute that is an easy scramble to the top.

Travel once you hit the ridge is really easy in this zone.