OK, uncle, uncle. I'll never say 60 degrees again. Who can tell. If it seems like you are falling in between control carves, it's steep. I don't care. And i'm not telling how big my fish was either.
Truthfully though, I had a comment about the OSM tracker on droid. I think it might be as accurate as anythng alse out there short of surveying gear to measure these things, especially over time. That particulat recorded track went on for about 3 hours and recorded 10,000 track points to collect the data. (It's a real battery suck!) Then you download it as a gpx file and open it in google earth. Google earth lays the track on it's sattelite photo of the area and gives you the option to pull up a graph on the bottom with speed, altitude and incline superimposed on each other. As you move the cursur across the graph, an arrow appears on the tracked line to tell you where that data was recorded. The data comes from the track, not google earth's data. It's pretty cool!
The only other place I tried it out was Sunday River. White heat was largely in the 30's and low 40's with a max of 48 for a short distance. Now white Heat, and the other "Beast of the East", Outer Limits, are not difficult at all except if there are monster bumps. They don't seem to happen any more. Too many snowbaords and too much grooming. Head to Sugarbush for monster corn bumps right about now.
The droid collects info both from gps and cell signals. Some people turn ther gps off for city navigation becaude it sucks battery, and then yes, you could be off by 300 feet. But with the gps signals, I don't see why it wouldn't be accurate enough for discussion purposes, especially with repeated measurements. Come on you hot shots, get out there and do some measuring. Besides, it's so cool to see where you went.
And if we are arguing about Tuckermans being 55 or 60, hell, thats close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades. Tuck tip: If there is a lot of snow, after May 1st the auto road opens, and if you look at a topo map, there is a pull-off where you can park, shuss across a meadow or two, and your right on top of the headwall. At that point you may want to downclimb (easy to do) beside the headwall first to have have a look; unless you want to leap into unknown conditions. At the end of the day it's a short climb back to the car. Cheating? Of course!
if it has bumps on it can not qualify as 'extreme" because bumps are a sign to many have and can ski it.