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Galena Mountain Climb

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3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 230' 70 m
Descent: -1,619' -494 m
High: 12,723' 3,878 m
Low: 11,104' 3,384 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 11% (6°)
Max Slope: 21% (12°)
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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

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A great day trip from Uncle Bud's hut.

Nick Wilder
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Technically easy and relatively avalanche-safe, this route offers a superb summit with a decent (but not great) ski down.

From the hut, head straight east until you find the Colorado Trail. It is well marked, generally tracked, and shouldn't be too hard to find (use the Powder Project mobile app if necessary). Follow the trail southwest until you get to Galena Mountain's prominent south ridge. You'll be right at treeline and out in the open at this point.

Climb this ridgeline to the summit (near the ridgeline is safer, but less snowy due to wind). After about 1,200 feet of climbing you'll attain the summit with superb views in all directions.

Ski back the way you came, being considerate of increased avalanche risk the further you get west from the ridge.

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Home after a nice trip to Galena Mountain
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Jumping some fat bikes at the Hut.
Mar 5, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
Nearing the top of Galena Mountain
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Sunset at Uncle Bud's hut
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Big views of the Collegiate range.
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Heading back from our ascent of Galena Mountain
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO

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