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Roberts Creek Approach

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 108' 33 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,778' 3,590 m
Low: 11,670' 3,557 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 6% (3°)
Max Slope: 16% (9°)
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Trail shared by Kevin Gillest

Avalanche risk for Jul 10, 2019: Unknown

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Follow the approach for 6.3/6.5 Ski Runs, continue to skin right above tree line to Roberts Creek.

Kevin Gillest
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Obviously on high avalanche days the approach out of the drainage should be evaluated very cautiously

Description

This approach assumes that you have skied either Mines 1, Mines 2, The Vortex or the Mines Shoulder. So you start from the drainage below all of these listed ski runs and head up toward The Vortex. The plan should be to follow the 6.3/6.5 approach (we have used survey tape to mark it). There is a fairly easy skin across Flora, with a few minor jogs that will eventually bring you to tree line just skiers right of the vortex. At this point you could drop into the 6.3/6.5 Ski Run. If you are skiing Roberts Shoulder/Creek you would continue across just above Tree Line. The approach has some survey tape, but generally speaking this does not take much navigating.

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Showing the drop in point from highway 40, this picture was taken from the last switchback heading to WinterPark
Dec 19, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Google Earth view of Roberts Creek approach connecting to the Roberts Shoulder/Creek Ski Run
Dec 18, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Looking back at the approach for Roberts Creek
Dec 18, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Leaving the 6.3/6.5 approach, heading toward Roberts Creek
Dec 18, 2018 near Winter…, CO

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