I've had a crack at Rossett Pike before but now want to do Stakes Pass as MBR and some mates of mine have been raving about it.
I'm hoping to do it on the way to Scotland as part of 9 days of riding and it will be our first day. We'd prefer a slightly less strenuous day in the mountains to get going and so I'm trying to decide whether to man up and do the loop (if so is clockwise or anticlockwise recommended) or out and back.
We have a lot of big days on the bike after this so would prefer the easier option, but if they are equally hard we will just aim for the loop.
The only thread I can find on here is from 5 years ago and says that the pass is unrideable rocky megadeath.