First Creek

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First Creek

Submitted By: Y.C. on April 22, 2011

Administrator: Y.C.

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Colorado » Front Range

The Citadel

One of my favorite lines in the front range with lots of options.  You can ski the couloir between the double summits for a nice 40 degree pitch with rock wall on either side. 
You can also ski the Northeast face.  Not sure on the slope angle but it is a open face with limited exposure. 
You can ski the South East face for a more mellow descent (better if you started at Butler Gultch) with amazing terrain and small playful features all the way down. 
**Take all necessary avalanche precautions.  It is not uncommon to get a lot of wind loading in this area due to its proximity to the divide.**

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Details

This area is a ridge line that offers north facing descents with one main line, the Chimney Chute.  A classic quick access chute that takes you through a rock hallway.

How to Get There

This area is north of Berthoud Pass, it is the third drainage on the west side as you head down the pass towards Mary Jane.  The parking lot is identified by two sign posts that do not have a backcountry warning sign attached to it.

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