A slab-filled masterpiece!

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237

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237

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6

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

What this loop might lack in mileage it makes up for in sheer high-quality ripping! Out There is a fantastic rock slab romp that will put a grin on the face of any advanced-level mountain biker. The ride, as mapped, begins near the Green River on Wedge Creek FS Road by climbing up the furthest reaches of the classic Comfortably Numb.

If you're truly looking for a beat down, you could ride the entirety of the Comfortably Numb loop in such a way that you'd tack on and descend Out There on the far end of the loop.

Or, if you're not looking for that much mileage, simply pedal up the far corner of Comfortably Numb to reach Out There, as mapped. The climb up Comfortably Numb is quite entertaining in and of itself, with some cool wooden bridges and a few fun rock slabs to ride up and over.

While it's a bit steep in places, but it is actually quite climbable in comparison to some of the other climbing trails in the valley. After crossing the road, you'll turn onto Out There, and then continue climbing to reach the high point.

At the very top of the loop, you'll reach an impressive vista that looks out over the valley and the mountains to the northwest, which is truly spectacular! This is the perfect place to have a snack, pull up the pads, and get ready to rip. The descent down Out There is magnificent! It seems like the entire trail is an endless cascade of gorgeous granite slabs with stupendous roller lines that are incredibly aesthetic.

Sure, there's a bit of singletrack interspersed to connect the slabs, but the beautiful rolls down the elevated rock domes will stick in your memory for a long time to come. These rolls and rock rides aren't insanely technical on the grand spectrum of Sea-to-Sky mountain biking, and this trail pegs a solid single black diamond rating.

However, a few of the lines are definitely a bit tricky on your first run through.

A few of the more difficult lines require you to link multiple rocks and slabs together, thread through some narrow trees, and simply nail the line to get it right.

This is technical, challenging Whistler mountain biking at its finest, and this line is quickly becoming an iconic descent favored by the locals.