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Relay Peak

Intermediate
 4.3 (3)

A kickturn-less and gradual ascent to some less-frequently skied terrain.


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2.3

Miles

3.8

KM

Ascent

10,095' 3,077 m

High

8,558' 2,608 m

Low

1,545' 471 m

Up

29' 9 m

Down

13%

Avg Slope (7°)

41%

Max Slope (22°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Sections of this area are prohibited to snowmobiles due to wilderness designation.

Description

From the parking lot at the edge of the meadow, follow a gentle ascent clockwise around Tamarack Peak. You should encounter a gully to your left. This gully softens and completely flattens below an east-facing aspect of the Relay Peak Ridgeline. Cross here, and find yourself below the north-facing facet of the same ridge. You'll find a snowmobile road up this bed, and navigating up to the saddle will be easy. At that point, you have a variety of lines to choose from, varying widely both in difficulty and aspect. Take note that the quickest route back to the car is southeast facing, so consider that when assessing the avy danger.

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Tim Varner

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  4.3 from 3 votes

#3

in Lake Tahoe

#127

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View of the Relay Peak Face descent line from the corresponding ridgeline.
Mar 2, 2018 near Incline…, NV
View back toward the car from the local summit.
Mar 2, 2018 near Incline…, NV
View of Lake Tahoe from Relay Peak Ascent.
Mar 14, 2018 near Incline…, NV

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