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Ascent of Rambler Peak on 2012-08-26

Climber: Thomas Burley

Others in Party:Stephen Wheeler <1973>
Randy Bosma
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rambler Peak
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:6864 ft / 2092 m

Ascent Trip Report

Accessed via Elk River Trail. Camped in upper valley above Landslide Lake where river reappears from being underground in summer. Summit day carried on to Elk Pass, made camp and then climbed via Spiral Staircase route on late summer snow. Scramble up East Gulley, onto upper Rambler Glacier and up final crack up summit dome. Great climbing and exposure at the top with views of the other major island peaks. Down by same route in deteriorating weather. Camped at Elk Pass and then carried on with our traverse of the Park via Mt. Devoe, Burman Lake and ridge and Phillips Ridge. Plans to climb Behinde and Golden Hinde were scuttled by poor weather and visibility. It was the only place in the Pacific Northwest where it was raining. Hid a geocache at the top of the East Gulley on Rambler.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7274 ft / 2216 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4289 ft / 1306 m
    Grade/Class:Class 4, low class 5
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Nights Spent:5 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Clouding over and deteriorating
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6774 ft / 2064 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5774 ft / 1760 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m
    Loss on way in:1000 ft / 304 m
    Route:Elk River Trail, Elk Pass, Spiral Staircase
    Start Trailhead:Elk River Trailhead  1090 ft / 332 m
    Time:1 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3289 ft / 1002 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2789 ft / 850 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m
    Gain on way out:500 ft / 152 m
    Route:Reverse Spiral Staircase then S Side of Elk Pass
    End Trailhead:Elk Pass South Side  4075 ft / 1242 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Elk River to Westmin traverse (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Rambler Peak2012-08-267274 ft / 2217 m
2Mount DeVoe2012-08-284634 ft / 1412 m
Total Trip Gain: 11908 ft / 3629 m    Total Trip Loss: 8799 ft / 2682 m



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