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Mainline Approach

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A nice skin up to gain a great view off the ridge.


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1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Ascent

12,226' 3,727 m

High

11,409' 3,477 m

Low

837' 255 m

Up

19' 6 m

Down

15%

Avg Slope (9°)

41%

Max Slope (22°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

After the first little climb from the parking lot, you'll gain a ridge that gradually climbs up towards Mt. Russell. There will be a spot or two where you'll need to boot pack a bit - gaining the ridge of Southeast Russell will be one of those spots. From this high point you can continue on or de-skin and pick your line. Enjoy.

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Making my way down what I refer to as Gaffney's ramp (since it comes in under Gaffney's Playground)  You can see someone's bomb hole from someone hucking Gaffneys previously.
Mar 19, 2015 near Winter…, CO
Can't complain about the view.
Mar 11, 2015 near Winter…, CO
Old Berthoud Pass trail map.
Mar 18, 2015 near Winter…, CO
***Photo taken from top of "Current Creek Approach" (Top of the "Perfect Trees", and "Tea Cup" decents) looking Southwest.***
Mar 10, 2020 near Winter…, CO
Nelson's Follie, in the gulch again.  Pictured is my friend Geoff.
Mar 14, 2015 near Winter…, CO
Geoff riding Mainline on his second day of snowboarding.
Mar 14, 2015 near Winter…, CO

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Jun 1, 2020
Carla Kenyon
Slushy! But still good coverage and stable snow on the north meadow. — 3h 32m
Jan 21, 2019
Chris Furlong
Nov 21, 2018
Merritt Gile
Nov 11, 2018
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Nov 6, 2018
Chris Neil
May 17, 2017
Ryan Overton
Feb 26, 2017
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