Hourglass Cliffs - Lobster Trap

Berthoud Pass

Another rocky chute near Berthoud Pass.

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
145 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
83 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
41˚
Hourglass Cliffs - Lobster Trap Map

Lobster Trap is a route through what are often referred to as the Hourglass Cliffs. The Hourglass Cliffs are a rock outcropping that is exposed to high winds. The snowpack is often very thin. The thin snowpack coupled with the many rock features means that there are often small avalanches in Hourglass Cliffs.

Description

Lobster Trap has a narrow entrance that is often affected by the wind, which can significantly change its appearance/approachability. Once into the chute, there are some small terrain features that can be jumped off of/played with.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Cliffs

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