Just out of curiosity what is it like breaking into kodiak alpine? Some photos l see make it look so easy to climb. But With the lack of tree cover and maritime climate i am sure I am missing something. Is there a general elevation in which climbing becomes easier?Here in Southeast, it can be anywhere between 1500-2100 feet depending on slope direction and other variables. The climb will
usually take 2-4 hours to break into the treeless zone.