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Ascent of Mount Arrowsmith on 2010-10-17

Climber: Stephen Wheeler

Others in Party:Randy Bosma
Date:Sunday, October 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Arrowsmith
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:1819 m / 5968 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Drove to old Mt Arrowsmith ski base. Headed up old ski runs to the top of Mt. Cokely. Great view of Mt Arrowsmith from there. Headed down the west face and over the saddle to the first hump. Good scrambling on the hump faces with some exposure on them. After the third hump we geared up. Using rope and harnesses we headed up the nose. It is alot less intimidating up close, although there is a thousand feet of exposure here. We noticed two bolted sites on the way up. We used these to come down. Possible without ropes but highly suggest ropes. It would be easy to slip on a wet day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1699 m / 5577 ft
    Extra Gain:499 m / 1640 ft
    Route:Up and over Cokely, SE Nose ridge
    Trailhead:Old Ski area base  1118 m / 3671 ft
    Grade/Class:5
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Spectaculr day, clear, unlimited visibility. Cool, ice in shadows all day
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 



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