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Mt. Russell, SE Face

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 4.5 (2) SKI LINE

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


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Ski Line

12,203' 3,720 m

High

11,216' 3,419 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

987' 301 m

Down

27%

Avg Slope (15°)

86%

Max Slope (41°)
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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Jacob Winey

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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Skiers left on SE Face of Russell May 2015
Jan 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Dropping the North Chute on Russell
Mar 16, 2018 near Winter…, CO
The only photo I have of the SE face of Russel, please I'm sure someone has a better photo.
Apr 12, 2016 near Winter…, CO

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May 4, 2019
Austin West
Apr 18, 2019
Bobby Brooks
hit this line early in the morning. it is exposed and gets first sun 0.7mi
Apr 14, 2019
Antonino Del Rossa