Avalanche: Catherine's Pass

Observer Name
Nelson Abanto
Observation Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Occurrence Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Occurence Time
11:00am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Rocky Point Chutes
Elevation
10400
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
12"
Width
50
Vertical
200
Comments
As I went up toward Rocky Point I came across a cornice overhanging an east facing chute. One kick released a substantial but soft cornice, about snowmobile size. The entire chute fractured (50 ft.) about one foot deep. All the new snow went but I don't think anything else went. As this chute funnels into a narrow passageway. Being caught in this slide would have been very unpleasant . The slide uncovered several large rocks. I have to say I was surprised by how sensitive the new snow was.
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