Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Skyscraper East Ridge

Route & General Observations

Approached from the parking lot. Weather was clear sky’s in the low 20’s, no wind. From 3100’ to 4100’ the snow was soft with no wind effect on the surface. As I got onto the lookers right main ridge line at approximately 3700’ the snow was 3-6” on crust in spots. As I traversed under the main false peak of Skyscraper there is a slab, no red flags with hand pits and stomping from safe zones. Main concern for me was loose snow avalanche in couloirs. Snow is Champaign!