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Sarah Simonslope angle

Sarah Simon

Voted 10/10

Hi Timothy,

One of the most important things for me to know when selecting a couloir route is the slope angle. Could you please add this information (the maximum degrees for this couloir) to your route page? This would help immensely and really add value to the page.

Thanks,
Sarah
Posted Apr 30, 2012 2:45 pm

KieferInclination

Kiefer

Hasn't voted

Tim, Sarah,
When I was up there a couple years ago, I measured the apron at 38 degrees. The center averaged ~45 degrees and the top (crux), I measured at 59 degrees. Though I'm sure the exit flucuates based on loading. Just an FYI.
Posted May 2, 2012 12:28 am

Sarah SimonRe: Inclination

Sarah Simon

Voted 10/10

Great info, Kiefer, thanks. It's great to even have an estimate (knowing there will be seasonal / annual fluctuations). This helps me in planning to know: Ooh, that sounds fun. Or: Ooh, sounds too scary for an old wuss like me. Also, helps to determine which gear to haul. :)

Sarah
Posted May 2, 2012 3:03 pm

Timothy PearlYes

Timothy Pearl

Hasn't voted

To Sarah: great point, will do.
To Kiefer: I concur. Those would be accurate angles as they were perceived up there. No bs, we were guessing 60 degrees at crux. Probably the steepest couloir snow i've climbed that wasn't at the top or cornice.
Thanks guys!
Posted May 2, 2012 1:26 pm

Sarah SimonRe: Yes

Sarah Simon

Voted 10/10

Cool, Tim, thanks for keeping an open mind to the input. And thanks for the page contribution! -Sarah
Posted May 2, 2012 3:04 pm

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