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Hidden Knoll - Moonlight Bowl Ascent (65)

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Head southwest from the Current Creek Approach to access a handful of fun, lap-able lines at Hidden Knoll.


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0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Ascent

11,891' 3,624 m

High

11,230' 3,423 m

Low

660' 201 m

Up

30' 9 m

Down

16%

Avg Slope (9°)

35%

Max Slope (20°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Heading southwest from the Current Creek Approach, this ascent starts to climb gradually through open trees. Around the half-way mark, it will emerge from the trees with a terrific view of Hidden Knoll and Mt. Russell behind it. Now is a good time to scope out the lines and make a decision on what to ski.

From the base, head to the lookers right of the knoll on a faint ridgeline that bends up to the top. This final push is steep but manageable with one to two switchbacks. The top of the knoll is flat, making it hard to see which couloir you're on top of. That said, if you head to the edge, it's easier to tell which is which and having scoped the line from the bottom, you won't have the added uncertainty of getting cliffed out or dropping into the wrong line.

The far end of this ascent stops at a wide open, east-facing bowl, which makes for a fun final line to bend into the drainage back to the Current Creek Trailhead.

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Zander Göpfert

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Berthoud is springtime bliss.
Mar 27, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Gazing up at Hidden Knoll.
Apr 24, 2017 near Winter…, CO
Lines on lines on lines. Looking south to the North Chute and neighboring lines on Mt. Russell.
Apr 24, 2017 near Winter…, CO
The end of the Hidden Knoll ascent with views east and south to many different lines. Drop in to the east-facing bowl for some wide-open fun.
Apr 24, 2017 near Winter…, CO
Picture of the Hidden Knoll after dropping in 2/10/2018
Feb 12, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Carl Pluim dropping in at the Hidden Knoll
Feb 12, 2018 near Winter…, CO

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