Y Chute Right

Berthoud Pass

A steep, rocky pitch off Hidden Knoll

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
201 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
112 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.5 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
40˚
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Y Chute Right Map

Description

Approach this area by entering on the far skier's right side of the standard Y chute. After descending approximately 35-40 vertical feet you can traverse over the rock outcropping to the skier's right. This will put you at the top of Y Chute Right where you will find a slightly steeper pitch, often with some rocks to manage on your way down. Be aware that avalanche conditions in here can be tricky to predict since this is in an area that gets swirling winds and large temperature gradients due to the multitude of rock outcroppings.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

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

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