The Tate Ridge area rating is
Moderate on all slope angles greater than 30 deg
LOW on all slope angles less than 30 deg
We did some test pit on Tate Ridge on the 16/08/15.
25 deg slope.
Very easy result
CT0 SP @ 80cm
Pop and Drop on a layer of Graupel
CT14 PC @ 30
Buried layer of Surface Hoar.
CT25 RP @80
Layer of Graupel
Extened Column Test.
We got the below results
ECTN15 @ 30 on the buried Surface Hoar.
There are buried layers in the snow pack @ 30, 60 and 80 cm. The 30 and 60 cm layers are Surface Hoar weak layers and the 80 cm layer is Graupel.
No results on hand shear test while skinning, we were able to release unsupported cornice features with skier stomps. Pictures to come later today.
Advise caution on all east slopes with slope angle greater than 30 deg as there a re still persistant layers @ 30, 60 and 80 cm