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1.5 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 877' 267 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,705' 3,568 m
Low: 10,828' 3,300 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 11% (6°)
Max Slope: 20% (11°)
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Avalanche risk for May 19, 2019: Considerable

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential. Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

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An easy skin in from the lower parking lot.

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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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The Current Creek approach starts at the lower parking lot on the north side of the summit of Berthoud pass (1.8 miles below the summit parking lot). There should be a few established skin tracks and there are a few different options for skinning in depending on your destination. Follow the Current Creek valley on a gradual climb. Eventually the trees will thin out and you'll head north along an easy contour (Berthoud Ditch Rd cuts across the slope). You can start switch-backing up the mellow north slope to the right of Tea Cup Area to reach your desired starting area.

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