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Mt. Russell, SE Face

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0.7 Miles 1.1 Kilometers


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0' 0 m

Ascent

-987' -301 m

Descent

27%

Avg Slope (15°)

86%

Max Slope (41°)

12,203' 3,720 m

High

11,216' 3,419 m

Low

Shared By Jacob Winey

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Avalanche risk for Dec 9, 2018: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Full forecast for CAIC: Front Range Zone — Brought to you by CO Avalanche Information Center

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One of the steepest lines on Berthoud Pass, and a great, quick spring tour.

Jacob Winey
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

The top part is no-fall because of the waterfall in the center of the face.

Description

This face of Russell is clearly visible from highway 40 near the top of Berthoud Pass. It's fairly steep and the biggest hazard in the descent is an ice waterfall in the center of the face. Most people ski directly down from the summit and then traverse skier's left around the waterfall and into a great open face. From there, it's very mellow tree skiing down to where the route meets up with highway 40.

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