Analysing terrain data
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.
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.