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East Anthracites Approach

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An increasingly steep approach leading to a CB-area backcountry gem.


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1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Ascent

11,290' 3,441 m

High

10,026' 3,056 m

Low

1,285' 392 m

Up

31' 9 m

Down

18%

Avg Slope (10°)

47%

Max Slope (25°)
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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Tom Robson

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The Raggeds Wilderness and Mount Owen provide a beautiful backdrop to our ascent of the Anthracite Range.
Mar 6, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Don't forget to turn around and enjoy the view near the top of Anthracite Ridge.
Mar 6, 2017 near Crested…, CO

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