What's in this Area?
The south shoulder is one of the more difficult faces of Russell peak, because even though there are more options, there are also a lot more dangers. There are tight couliors, cliffs, and lots of exposure if the snow is not right. Depending upon the conditions, these lines can be completely filled in, or very exposed. They heat up pretty quick due to the sun in the spring, so you want to be careful up there. If you want to ski the south shoulder and you need an escape route, look south to Oatmeal Bowl for other options.[more]
Open glades will bring you down to Wheelerville Rd. Skin back up. Give yourself time since it's a long way back unless you are willing to pay the $30 to a local home owner to drive your sorry ass back around to your car in the parking lot.
Joey's need not apply.
How to Get There
Hike up from K1 gondy to summit and down toward Cooper Lodge.