Cactus Rock

Berthoud Pass

A variety of small cliffs

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
160 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
63 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
33˚
Cactus Rock Map

Cactus Rock is a route with a variety of small to medium sized cliffs (5 -15 feet). This aspect of Hidden Knoll can often get wind loaded and have weird sun crusts, especially later in the season. Be aware of avalanche activity when new snow does not bond well to older sun crusts.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs

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