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Ascent to Mount Farnham-Cutblock on 2017-08-26

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Rob Woodall
Date:Saturday, August 26, 2017
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Point Reached:Mount Farnham - Cutblock
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:5840 ft / 1780 m

Ascent Trip Report

The evening before our Mount Farnham attempt, Rob and I searched for the start of the climber's trail up to the southeast cirque of the Farnham group. We climbed to the top of a cutblock (clear-cut) that was in the right location, and I went right while Rob went left. I probed a bit, and in the upper right-hand corner of the cutblock I found a good footway marked with red tape, clearly the start of the climber's trail. I returned to the car, and then climbed up a bit to yell to Rob, up above the cutblock, that I found the trail. We were now more optimistic about avoiding bushwhacking on our trip tomorrow.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:805 ft / 245 m
    Extra Gain:230 ft / 70 m
    Trailhead:5495 ft / 1674 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear



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