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Mt Whitney - The Chute

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0.6 Miles 1.0 Kilometers


37%

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Ascent

-1,197' -365 m

Descent

37%

Avg Grade (21°)

80%

Max Grade (39°)

13,532' 4,124 m

High

12,335' 3,760 m

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Shared By Jeff Lee11

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This winter-only descent offers a better way down than the painful switchbacks you climbed on the way up.

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Rocks should not be showing, as they could quite easily spell trouble on your descent. This trail is for winter use only when snow covered.

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This is the infamous chute that skips the 99 switchbacks. While it's extremely steep and difficult to get up, it can be a fantastic, easy way to glissade down if the snow is soft.

Starting from the Trail Crest, glissade the obvious snowfield, trying to trend right as best you can. When you run out of enough slope to slide near the bottom, make your way right to rejoin the switchbacks and the rest of your descent.

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