Scaling New Heights
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Devon, Alberta, Canada.
Interest: Backpacking, car camping, aviation
I have scrambled up to that cole overlooking the valley of the lakes and would say that you want to be a pretty proficient scrambler to be taking a heavy pack over that thing. The Cline Pass side is very steep, sofa sized boulders that nearly form staircase like condition, but lots of them move. We had planned on exploring into the Valley of the Lakes side but the down climb on that side didn’t look worth it to us so we chose another objective. From what you can see from the cole the terrain in the upper valley seemed to be all rock, many many tarns, with several steps, you may find ways to hike up but I suspect a lot of scrambling would be involved. To clarify though, I didn’t actually climb down there so this is speculation from a viewpoint on the top of the ridge.