Rohr

South Coast Inland

vienmnguyen , Saturday 20th March, 2021 10:40PM

Summited Rohr and descended a northerly slope from after traversing west across the ridge. Dug a pit before descending. Giant cornices over N aspects all along the majority of the ridge. Conditions highly variable with a mix of wind scoured slopes (S & W of many features i.e. ridgelines), wind slab (N & W aspects), and powder on crust (S aspects). Terrible visibility and flat light in the alpine all day making navigation difficult with the occasional rare break in the clouds/fog; visibility at treeline and below much better.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was good.

Snowpack

180cm pit dug on lee side of a ridgeine wind lip on 35 deg slope CT5 RP 15cm CT11 RP 35cm Fractures highly resistant to sliding. Appears to be well bonded. 15cm Fist 20cm 4F 10cm P/K 30cm 1F 90cm P/K

Weather

Predominantly moderate westerly wind in the valley above treeline. Strong northerly winds at ridgeline. Lots of snow blowing around. Fog starting at 1900m with occasional breaks with the sun peeking through.

Avalanche

Old wet avalanche debris on southern aspect