So, I left Telluride on the AT, after reading online that Imogene pass is not technical and very doable. Hello? Made it up past the Tomboy old mine, and one short stretch where it was very very steep with large rock mixed with loose shale, I could not keep speed up, due to large rocks messing with my steering and ended up stopped 1/2 way up this couple hundred yard section. Tried to move forward...... Either back tire would spin, or I would kill engine if did not gas it enuf to spin wheel. (Yes, traction control off.)(It was so steep, I could barely walk up or down it without sliding.) I did manage to get rolling up, but lost traction, stopped, and over she went again, just before the left turning switchback. (4 wheel drive vehicles were having to work at it to make this rocky turn.) This time ruined a Givi Outback side pannier. A nice dude in a Jeep, along with some nice young bucks on dirt bikes stopped and helped twist bike around to point downhill. I gave up on the pass and returned to Telluride, with tail hanging low. I watched the young bucks on the dirt bikes as they continued on up, and they made it look easy. I don't know what the bikes were, but I am guessing 250 pound or less, maybe 250cc bikes? My opinion is that Imogene pass is simply not an appropriate ride for the AT. I would be amazed if anyone has made it over the top on an AT. But, I am 67 years, so maybe that plays into this. I have read online that some with BMW GS 1200 have gone over pass. Some other riders told me it is even more rocky and steeper on the Ouray side. My tires are Mitas E07. So, any thoughts or ideas from anyone who maybe is a motocross or more experienced rider? Should I have been able to overcome this steep steep section? I sure gave it a try! Appreciate any and all comments!!!