Originally Posted by St.Stan
Hey, Oldtrucks, if you're still following this thread.
I go through there on a DR650 so I don't see any reason why the KLR wouldn't make it. As 22many noted the South Side is much steeper and rougher.
The past few winters have rutted the road and washed out soil so there are some real ugly spots. I think I've seen a broken/abandoned vehicle that failed the south ascent almost every time I've been through there. Going out the North side is still steep in spots but much easier.
Foote Crossing is another good route into Alleghany, all dirt and very scenic, but not nearly as steep as German Bar.