Ascent to Black Tusk-Traverse below the Tusk on 2018-09-01
|Date:||Saturday, September 1, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Black Tusk - Traverse below the Tusk|
| Location:||Canada-British Columbia|
| Elevation:||7400 ft / 2255 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||208 ft / 63 m (100% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportWith JB. Incredible area. Once you get past the crowds in the initial few miles, you can really enjoy Garibaldi PP. Traversing ~100' under the summit block / "tusk" to get to the back end and scramble up, climbers walking around the summit began kicking choss down on us. We were pinned against the side of the cliff as rocks the size of bowling balls rained down on us. Watched a woman take rockfall to her calf, begin to fall down the volcanic scree, and miraculously arrested with a hiking pole (she was fine). Wow, what a disaster. No, we didn't have helmets. No, we didn't do our research. Ended the day at ~19 mi after checking out Garibaldi Lake, which was incredible.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
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