Sentiero H -> Cromagnon Shuttle Run

Finale Ligure

A two-trail top-to-bottom combination that incorporates the classic Cromagnon descent.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
12 km
Ascent
59 m
Descent
1 km
Low Point
9 m
High Point
995 m
Gradient
14˚
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Sentiero H -> Cromagnon Shuttle Run Map

Description

This two-trail combination runs from the Base Nato shuttle drop all the way down the mountain.

Sentiero H is yet another “berm-packed track” in the flowy Base Nato zone, according to local mountain bike journalist Brian Gerow. Dropping a short ways down the mountain, it quickly reaches a dirt road where you could catch a shuttle back up… or, you can opt to continue further down to reach the valley floor.

After finishing Sentiero H, a few short trails weave around the pavement, allowing you to bypass most of the paved riding. Keep an eye out for trails dropping off the road for some fun side hits!

Lower down, this run picks up the iconic black diamond Cromagnon trail. Often used as an EWS stage, the portion of the trail that runs beneath a toppled rock slab appears is a photogenic spot that you’re likely to recognize from a lot of race coverage.

Cromagnon is big on the rocks. From slippery rock slabs to rock gardens, ledge drops, boulder fields, and tight rocky switchbacks, this trail is all about hammering through the chunder. In some spots, the race line requires significant drops to straight line the trail, but if you’re not charging at race pace, it’s easier to piece together a less intimidating run.

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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