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Frankenstein Couloir

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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -212' -65 m
High: 11,947' 3,641 m
Low: 11,735' 3,577 m

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Avg Slope: 35% (19°)
Max Slope: 35% (19°)
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A steep, tight line at the top of Second Creek Bowl.

Jacob Winey
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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This is a bit steeper than your average Berthoud line, falling or getting caught in a slide would likely result in collisions with rocks.

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A very cool chute dropping north into the Second Creek Bowl from the top of Postage Stamp. Frankenstein chokes about half way down and then curves to the skier's right around a rock spire. You may be able to ski to the skier's right of the spire depending on coverage. However, the regular descent is plenty of a thrill.

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Mar 30, 2019
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Riding down Corner Pocket, you can see Broome Hut in the background and the top of Panoramic lift at Winter Park on the far ridge.
Jan 2, 2019 near Winter…, CO
A skier drops into Frankenstein on some excellent spring powder.
May 10, 2017 near Winter…, CO
KG skiing Frankenstein April 20 2019, Berthoud Pass, Second Creek
Apr 22, 2019 near Winter…, CO
March 10th, 2018 Ski at the Corner Pocket on Berthoud.
Mar 16, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Frankenstein Couloir from Second Creek Drainage near the Broome Hut. Orange arrow shows skier right drop in, Red arrow shows skier left drop in, green shows the ski line
Apr 22, 2019 near Winter…, CO
Skiers left side entrance to Frankenstein April 20th, 2019, Berthoud Pass, Second Creek
Apr 22, 2019 near Winter…, CO

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