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Observation: Cardiff Peak

Observation Date
Observer Name
Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » Cardiff Peak
Location Name or Route
Cardiff Peak & Hellgate backbowl
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Massive, deep crack running at least 30' along the gigantic cornices on the south ridge of Cardiff. Looked like it had the potential to release any day now, but I didn't stick around long enough to find out.
noticed small soft wind slabs ~3" deep breaking in hellgate backbowl but they were not moving too fast or traveling very far. Definitely got worse as the day went on. I can imagine that based on conditions up at Alta that the slabs are deeper and perhaps more consequential today.
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