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"The Fingers" Approach

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Berthoud Pass - approach to "The Fingers"


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0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Ascent

11,789' 3,593 m

High

11,312' 3,448 m

Low

478' 146 m

Up

362' 110 m

Down

21%

Avg Slope (12°)

57%

Max Slope (29°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

A very slight ascent from the Berthoud Pass Parking Lot and a lot of traversing to access the cutes (read: Avalanche terrain). This dropped us into "The Fingers", but you can shorten the traverse slightly to access "The Knuckle", "The Choke", "North Chute" and "Sentinel Chute". Again, these are Avalanche Paths: avalanchemapping.org/images… so use your best judgement.

Please make sure you're at least aware of the avalanche conditions before you even consider heading over here: avalanche.state.co.us/

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Eric Internicola

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Old Berthoud Pass trail map.
Mar 18, 2015 near Winter…, CO
Kevin Gillest skiing The Shoulder - Line A, Dec 9 2018
Dec 13, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Early morning decent on the Shoulder, with Berthoud Pass in the background.
Dec 30, 2019 near Winter…, CO
Nelson's Follie, in the gulch again.  Pictured is my friend Geoff.
Mar 14, 2015 near Winter…, CO
Kevin Gillest skiing The Shoulder - Line A, Nov 23rd 2018
Nov 30, 2018 near Winter…, CO
John V skiing the Shoulder - Line A, Nov 23rd 2018
Nov 30, 2018 near Winter…, CO

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Mar 31, 2020
Kyle O
Tuesday snow conditions were not great on this one 0.7mi