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The Claw

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0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,049' -320 m
High: 8,880' 2,707 m
Low: 7,831' 2,387 m

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Avg Slope: 38% (21°)
Max Slope: 43% (23°)
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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

Avalanche risk for Nov 18, 2018: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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The furthest high-angle zone south of the pass dropping east toward Old Pass Road with a handful of lines to choose.

Zander Göpfert
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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There are interspersed cliff bands and rocks to navigate.

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The Claw has a few different lines like the Playboy Chutes, Double Barrel (Hidden Couloir), Butt Crack, and Dogleg. This is a higher-angle zone than the ridges and bowls leading to this point along the east side of the Ridge Road/Mt Ely Skintrack. All lines end at the bottom of Avalanche Bowl and follow the drainage toward Old Pass Road.

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