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Mainline Approach

Intermediate

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1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 837' 255 m
Descent: -19' -6 m
High: 12,226' 3,727 m
Low: 11,409' 3,477 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 15% (9°)
Max Slope: 41% (22°)
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A nice skin up to gain a great view off the ridge.

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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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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
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
Typical scene in Trappers Glades
Jan 22, 2019 near Winter…, CO

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