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Peak 10,420 via Guardsman Pass

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2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,389' 423 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 10,310' 3,143 m
Low: 8,921' 2,719 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 10% (6°)
Max Slope: 27% (15°)
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Avalanche risk for Nov 26, 2017: Low

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

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Three miles and 1500' elevation gain brings one to the peak. The road and ridgeline minimize the exposure.

Asher Margolies
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Dogs are not allowed in the watershed of BCC.

Description

After 13.5 miles, turn left and drive beyond the houses and park near the end of the road at the Guardsman pullout. Follow the road to the Pass. Ascend the ridgeline south to gain this excellent summit overlooking Big Cottonwood Canyon and Bonanza Flats. The road and ridgeline minimize the exposure, but give the ridgeline a wide berth to avoid the cornice line. Three miles and 1500' elevation gain brings one to the peak.

Rare avalanches dot the terrain above the last stretch of road before reaching the pass. Check with the Utah Avalanche Center for weather reports and trip planning.

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Evan Melquist slashing some powder just below the peak!
Mar 19, 2015 near Alta, UT

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