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New York Mountain Climb

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1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,397' 426 m
Descent: -8' -2 m
High: 12,514' 3,814 m
Low: 11,125' 3,391 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 15% (8°)
Max Slope: 24% (14°)
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A moderate climb to a spectacular summit.

Nick Wilder
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

While the ski down isn't particularly good, this route is easy to navigate to a pretty spectacular summit. The ridge is usually wind-scoured, and you're better off sticking with The Polar Line if you just want turns.

Navigation is easy: head east until you hit the obvious ridge of New York Mountain, take a right, and just follow it to the summit. While you can't get lost of the way up, returning to the hut might be trickier since you can't see it in the trees. Follow your skin track, GPS droppings, or use the Powder Project mobile app. If you feel confident in your location, ski The Polar Line straight home.

Be careful of bad weather. It would be ugly up there!

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Nothing feels better than finally arriving at the Polar Star Hut after a morning of arduous climbing.
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Earn that turn, boy!!
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Some of our group heads off for a day of shredding pow pow in the meow meow!
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Our group chills to the max after a day of skiing deeeeeeep pow!
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
A pair of skiers ascends high up on New York Mountain.
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
The Polar Star Inn is nestled in a small opening beneath towering rocky mountain pines.
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO

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