80’s

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80’s

Submitted By: Dobish on January 21, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Colorado » Front Range

Tuning Fork Couloir

Lou Dawson refers to this line as a "Big-ol-strip-o-snow" in this book Colorado's Fourteeners Volume 1.  The slope of this couloir is surprisingly consistent over it's entire length.  It's incredibly wide (100+ feet), and fun line that seems to go on forever.  It's also a very straight forward descent.  What you see is what you get, because in fact, you can see the entire line from the top.  This line may not easily go from the exact summit, so some down climbing over talus may be required.  Both Lou Dawson in his 14ers guide book, and Bill Middlebrook on 14ers.com have excellent write-ups on this route.

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ENE Facing Chutes on the Western Side of Berthoud Pass. Generally Pretty Steep and Rocky, with a variety of terrain

How to Get There

Go to the top of Berthoud Pass, start on the west side of the pass, and head north. The most common way to access the 80's is to ski from the top of the pass, then head down through the aqueduct and continue NE.

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