Roman’s (AKA The King Chute)

RATING: S5- ***
PITCH: 45–50°
EXPOSURE: North
ELEVATIONS: 8,500’ – 10,795’
VERTICAL: 500’


One of the best chutes in the Wasatch and the site of Roman Latta’s 1993 fatal avalanche burial that started small before breaking out to a 40" fracture in the lower bowl. It is straight, steep, lined with rock walls, in a spectacular location, has a nice apron and at times can be relatively easy to get into (although at times, it’s better to rappel). The chute itself is narrow enough to be thrilling, yet wide enough to make turns in, with each turn bringing you up against the walls. There is usually a major cornice that creates an exciting entrance exam.
 
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