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Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 30, 2012 2:45 pm - Voted 10/10

slope angle

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.



Kiefer - May 2, 2012 12:28 am - 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.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 2, 2012 3:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Inclination

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. :)


Timothy Pearl

Timothy Pearl - May 2, 2012 1:26 pm - 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!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 2, 2012 3:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Yes

Cool, Tim, thanks for keeping an open mind to the input. And thanks for the page contribution! -Sarah

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