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0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 419' 128 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 11,084' 3,379 m
Low: 10,670' 3,252 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 12% (7°)
Max Slope: 40% (22°)
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Avalanche risk for Apr 30, 2019: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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Skin track to Coal Creek skiing.

Missy Thompson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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From the parking lot at the top of Coal Bank Pass cross the highway and head north into the trees. Avoid the open areas at the start and stick to climbers right to avoid avalanche terrain. From here the ascent generally follows the Pass Creek Trail. This is a popular area, so there will likely be an obvious skin track. Climb as high as you want and access great skiing off the north side of the ridge.

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