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blue East Anthracites Approach

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1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,285' 392 m
Descent: -31' -9 m
High: 11,290' 3,441 m
Low: 10,026' 3,056 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 18% (10°)
Max Slope: 47% (25°)
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An increasingly steep approach leading to a CB-area backcountry gem.

Tom Robson
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From the West Elk Loop Road, pick your way through the sparse fir and spruce trees. There are a couple skiable drainages here; you can ascend either one and both are great lines.

Eventually, you'll reach the Anthracite ridge which provides access to great, mostly safe (save for a few rollers) skiing to the north of the ridge.

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