An icon of Berthoud Pass

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

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

Description

When looking at the west side from the parking lot, one of the most prominent and noticable features is a large cliff feature called Gaffney's (named after the legendary skier brothers).

Along with Triple Rock, Gaffney's is a sort of a right of passage amongst Berthoud Pass cliff jumpers.

This cliff feature sits on a rib between Rush Chute and Lift Gulley, and is above and to skier's left of Shelf Rock. There are several ways one can approach Gaffney's.

All of them involve a significant amount of air.

Depending on the location and speed with which you jump, you can expect anywhere from 20-60 feet of air.