I’d say our driveway is about a class 4 climb. In the summer you can walk it without a rope, but I sometimes carry one just to be safe.
When the snow falls, I’d rate it about a WI2. Bring your ice axe!
In these conditions, reaching the summit is not guaranteed. And waiting around for the plow guy to rescue us is the norm.
Sometimes, the plow guy even needs another plow guy to rescue him!
I realize this falls into the “well duh” category of mountain life, but we’ve determined that 4WD/AWD combined with appropriate tires is one way to increase the odds of a successful driveway climb. So we’ve decided to bite the bullet and buy our car some new kicks.
But before we do that, I thought it would be fun to take a few videos of our less than successful attempts.
Nothing like the sensation of slipping backward into oncoming traffic!
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I’ll be sure to take some “after” videos once we get proper snow tires.