Ascent of Mount Cronin on 2018-09-04

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Pete Ellis
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Cronin
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:7861 ft / 2396 m

Ascent Trip Report

9h15m day hike from Driftwood road trailhead, 1h30 to hut, 0h30 to Hyland Pass, 3h to summit; 4h down. 28km round trip, most of distance on old road and good trail. Remainder mostly on talus, mostly stable, some exposed YDS3 scrambling. Followed John Stolk directions except we crossed the 2340m P60 south top rather than bypassing it on the glacier: steepish talus, a couple of easy scrambling moves just N of summit. Then distance from its col to cairn where Cronin scramble starts is 80m, not the stated 100-200m.

Joe L’Orsa cabin quite a large impressive log cabin, potentially a lot of floor space. Was empty when we called about 9am on a Tues.

We took crampons as there was fresh snow around, but didn't use them as main scramble faces S and was almost snow free.

This is the second of our two Smithers ultras: enjoyed them both. Would be good to try for Hudson Bay and Brian Boru, but with potential fresh snow on the scrambles and the weather window closing soon, best head south and try for Perseus.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4744 ft / 1445 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4744 ft / 1445 m
    Distance:17.4 mi / 28 km
    Start Trailhead:3117 ft / 950 m
    Time:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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