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Parry Peak Ascent from Berthoud Pass Summit

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A fairly mellow approach to the top of Parry Peak via the Continental Divide ridgeline.


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5.5

Miles

8.9

KM

Ascent

13,309' 4,057 m

High

11,316' 3,449 m

Low

3,009' 917 m

Up

1,016' 310 m

Down

14%

Avg Slope (8°)

32%

Max Slope (18°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This is the most straightforward (read no bushwacking) way to access the summit of Parry Peak and ski the Bear Claw chutes off its northwest face. Just follow the Continental Divide Trail the whole way from the summit of the Colorado Mines Peak. There is a huge loss of elevation gain before hitting Mt. Eva, which can be a bit demoralizing, but just keep following the Divide until you reach Parry Peak.

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Donny O'Neill

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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
Nelson's Follie, in the gulch again.  Pictured is my friend Geoff.
Mar 14, 2015 near Winter…, CO
John V skiing the Shoulder - Line A, Nov 23rd 2018
Nov 30, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Kevin Gillest skiing The Shoulder - Line A, Nov 23rd 2018
Nov 30, 2018 near Winter…, CO
From the start of 6.3/6.5 looking back at the Mines Shoulder, tracks in middle of the picture show our route to 6.5. Not quite on Mines 2 Avalanche Path
Dec 13, 2018 near Winter…, CO

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