Ascent of Kemble Mountain on 2012-08-20

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Monday, August 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kemble Mountain
    Elevation:321 m / 1056 ft

Ascent Trip Report

From downtown Owen Sound (the bridge on 10th Street West) we drove west to a right on Second Avenue North (Grey #1), followed Grey #1 as it makes its scenic way north, along the west side of Owen Sound, for 15.7km to a left at a bend onto Kemble Rock Road (beautiful lookout on the right). We traveled north on Kemble Rock Road (past Kemble United Church) for 4.8km to a very sharp left turn into the Bruce Side Trail Parking area. We parked here, this was my TH ..... to the right is the Nels Maher Side Trail and to the left an Access Trail, both signed and blue blazed.

I took the Access Trail to the left and followed the blue blazes south for 200M to a left-right white blazed trail which follows the top of Kemble bluff ..... this trail crosses Kemble Rock Road.
I turned right (southwest) and in about 150M came to a rock bump on the right with a bronze plaque on a stone vertical face "EDMONSTONE RIDGE, a memorial tribute to Robert Samuel Edmonstone (1906-1991), who willed this property to the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority".

I continued southwest for 100M where I left the trail to the right (just past a a large moss covered rock bump with a vertical rock on top) and bushwacked north 100M (open woods but very rocky footing) to the obvious summit area ...... a large moss covered rocky area with mostly maple trees. I chose my spot at GPS 44.74483,-80.93431. I added a cairn and orange flag tape to the spot.

This whole route is mostly moss covered slippery rocks.

From here we moved north up the Bruce Peninsula to Lions Head.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:18 m / 65 ft
    Elevation Loss:18 m / 65 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:11 m / 39 ft
    Extra Loss:7 m / 26 ft
    Distance:1.1 km / 0.7 mi
    Route:blue blazed access trail from kemble road parking
    Trailhead:Bruce side trail parking off of kemble rock road  317 m / 1043 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:11 m / 39 ft
    Extra Gain:7 m / 26 ft
    Route:blue blazed access trail from kemble road parking
    Trailhead:Bruce side trail parking off of kemble rock road  317 m / 1043 ft

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