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post #31 of (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 09:01 AM
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Simon,

What was your ascent line? Was it exposed?
Do you have more pictures of the notch ?
How good was the rock in the notch?

Thanks
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post #32 of (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 10:26 AM
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I agree with Dru. It is kind of lame that you didn't circumnavigate the lake, but it still looks like you made the best of a half-assed day.
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Wow very impressive, Superb view, and i thought no scenery can top panorama ridge. The trip looks to be hard and dangerous, But i dont see you guys wearing harness or cleats, or ropes. Can i take it that i can just try to go on that "trail" with just boots?
Is there any suitable camp spot between there and the campsite on taylor meadow or garibaldi lake?
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great TR
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Wow you guys rock bigtime, astounding load of photos, and superb ones you share here. What an astounding trip and to bag the peak.

Awesome ![8D]
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Nortonchum, here's a rough idea of the route to the summit. The rock is blocky but mostly firm. The notch had snow in it. The crux is the descent from the western peak, but the rock there is solid and with good holds.

King of illiterature, a good camping spot is at Gentian Pass, 1810m located between Gentian Peak and Polemonium Ridge. There's a creek in the area. Getting to the Western Peak requires no special gear, but some parties use rope etc. to go for the Central Peak.

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next time you are inclined for such madness just hike the grind 4 or 5 times. think of the time you will save, seeing as you wont have to take any pictures.

seriously though: awesome. such a beautiful area, from every angle.
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Nortonchum, here's a rough idea of the route to the summit. The rock is blocky but mostly firm. The notch had snow in it. The crux is the descent from the western peak, but the rock there is solid and with good holds.

Thanks, Simon.

I guess, another option would be just to rappel to the notch.
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great TR and thanks for the useful info. I am planing it as an overnight trip this month
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Very impressive ! Castle Towers is not often day tripped [8D]

Great photo's
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post #41 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 04:35 PM
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That one is in the bag now. Great day trip!
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That is one insanely long day you guys!

I didn't know there were so many CTer's up in The Park this weekend. Beersnob and I were in the Cheakamus / Cinder Flats area bagging the Cinder Cone.

We wanted to go for Empetrum ridge beside the Tusk, but found Helm Lake and Creek were not comfortably fordable. A couple of mountaineers warned us not to go up Helm Peak because it's all rotten, so that left Cinder Cone!

The Cheakamus/Helm trail has some nasty tree falls still in the way. It seriously needs an American trail building crew to re-trail that route. The alpine flowers should be in full force within 2-3 weeks! [8D]
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I am stunned! What an amazing trip. Kudos!!!
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Guardian Peak looks pretty tasty, judging from your photographs. And not too distant. Hmm...
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just imagine what these guys could do if they actually did an overnight! Simon, I suspect you are in the Ted and Dennis school of hating overnighters? It's great to see you bag all these peaks on daytrips but somehow, I think you are missing something by not sleeping under the stars and waking up on a ridge with the sun sneaking into your tent or bivy. But, to each his own.

Awesome photos, as usual. I'm still waiting for your coffeetable book, Simon [}]
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