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Snow Stake Northern High Point

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0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 397' 121 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,580' 3,530 m
Low: 11,182' 3,408 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 19% (11°)
Max Slope: 35% (19°)
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An easy climb onto the rocky high point south of Old Monarch Pass Road.

Mark McConnell
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Climb the gentle drainage behind the snow stake aiming for the saddle. Turn right (northwest) and climb towards a rocky high point that looks down over Old Monarch Pass Road. Great skiing lies all around you!

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Often there will be a prominent skin track behind the snow stake.
Feb 18, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
A view to the north of Monarch Mountain ski area, and Old Monarch Pass Road.
Feb 18, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
A great time will be had choosing either the northwest face or the southeast face.
Feb 18, 2019 near Whitepine, CO
Snow stake.
Feb 18, 2019 near Whitepine, CO

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