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North Chute

Intermediate/Difficult

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0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -481' -147 m
High: 12,239' 3,731 m
Low: 11,758' 3,584 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 43% (23°)
Max Slope: 61% (31°)
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Trail shared by Condor77 77

A longer run with a steeper pitch.

Condor77 77
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Beware of avy danger on this one.

Description

Form the parking lot at the summit of Berthoud pass, skin all the way up the Mainline Approach. Start climbing the east face of Mt. Russell, the North Chutes open up just below the summit. There are a few options from here, drop into the largest of the chutes. There will be a large cliff band skiers right as you drop in about half way down, and then the run will open up.

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Apr 14, 2019
Antonino Del Rossa

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Can't complain about the view.
Mar 11, 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
Mt Russell N Chute middle variation April 20th 2019, Berthoud Pass
Apr 22, 2019 near Winter…, CO
Looking northeast towards Tea Cup Bowl and highway 40 - on the north side of Berthoud Pass.
Mar 5, 2015 near Winter…, CO
May 2015 North Chute on Russell
Jan 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Dropping the North Chute on Russell
Mar 16, 2018 near Winter…, CO

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