Ascent of Vedder Peak on 2013-03-07

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, March 7, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Vedder Peak
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:925 m / 3035 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Drive Canada Hwy 1 to exit 119, head south on Vedder Road a bit over 3 miles. Cross the bridge at the 3-way stop and bear right, then left in about 1/3-mile at the traffic signal toward Cultus Lake park. In about 1.25 miles bear right onto Parmenter Road. Pass a quarry entrance on your right, and bear uphill just beyond onto Vedder Mountain Forest Road. Then follow your map to the beginning of my track at 550m and turn steeply uphill to the right (where I walked) parking at 660m. Note that driving mileages here are *very* approximate – look for road signs to confirm you’re in the right place.

The trail starts on a closed logging road. Watch on the right (my track will help) for a large sign on your right in the trees. The trail part begins here. It is marked with bright orange tags on the trees, all the way to the summit. There are a couple of spots where you could miss a turn, especially in the snow – if you don’t see any orange tags for a while, you’re off trail.

Just before the summit, at around 900m elevation, there is a rocky scramble area to climb. This would be pretty easy when dry, but I was a little unnerved by the fresh snow on steep rock. There are a log bridge, some knotted ropes for handholds, and a notched-log “ladder” to help in this area.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:716 m / 2347 ft
    Extra Gain:170 m / 558 ft
    Route:Vedder Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Vedder Mountain Road  549 m / 1804 ft
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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