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The Hand of God

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1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 1,106' 337 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,690' 2,039 m
Low: 5,584' 1,702 m

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Avg Slope: 18% (10°)
Max Slope: 29% (16°)
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A series of steep couloirs coming off a thin ridge between two glaciers.

James Smith
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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From the College Glacier, head west, up a small glaciated slope towards the sharp ridge. Gain the ridge by boot packing up the lookers left-most couloir. From the top, traverse north to access the top of any of the 4 couloirs.

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Traversing the ridge to access the northernmost finger of "The Hand of God".
Mar 22, 2016 near Black R…, AK
Skiers approach "The Hand of God." Ascend the leftmost coulior to gain access to the ridge and other couliors in the photo's center.
Mar 22, 2016 near Black R…, AK

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