Ascent to Black Tusk-Traverse below the Tusk on 2018-09-01

Climber: Kristin Ellis

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 Report

With 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.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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