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Polychrome Mountain

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About Polychrome Mountain:

This mountain is a bit of a walk from the main road through Denali. The route heads directly away from the road and curves around the back of the mountain, coming up almost directly behind it. It is VERY steep and the last fifty feet are near vertical. There are very few higher peaks, so the wind will almost always be very strong (on summer days, ravens will float above the rock, just hovering in the strong wind. For the more adventurous, there is a near sheer cliff that overlooks the roar. It is about 2,000 feet, give or take, and it is completely exposed. It is crumbling rapidly and the scree at its base is a real pain to get over.
Nearest town or city: Healy
Directions: Take the bus to the Talkitna River Junction and bail out as you go through the Polychrome Mountain section.
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Access Issues: You need to pay to get on the bus and the bus is the only way in.
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Summer Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Month