Date: April 16, 2016
The climber’s right side of the Bowl, near and under “The Lip”, harbor the most and deepest holes. A skier fell near the top of the Lip yesterday and had a near miss with the Open Book hole. He, like most folks, was surprised to hear that the hole is around 70’ deep. It is unlikely that a fall into this hole, which lies in the fall line of the narrows of the run, is survivable. The waterfall hole flanking the narrows above is just as deep.
Falling ice – Large, falling ice chunks can move with surprising speed on destructive, unpredictable trajectories.The best thing you can do to reduce your exposure to this hazard is by limiting the time spent below these frozen waterfalls. "Icefall Rocks" (Lunch Rocks) and beneath Center Bowl (the Headwall) are in the crosshairs and are a bad place to sit, sled or hang around in.