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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2015, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Looking from Grouse earlier in the week it seemed the West Lion was almost free of snow, so i thought i'd give it a go. surprised how little snow there was, some around St Marks then clear until about 2/3 of the way up to Unnecessary. I put my trail crampons on here, the snow was rock hard. passed quite a few people taking advantage of the nice weather.
The rock on the Lion was nice and dry, good conditions, just a small parch of snow close to the top. nice to finally get this one in the bag.
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I heard all the ropes were removed from the West Lion. How did you lower down that notch then, did you bring your own rope?

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There's a rope to get down the notch and another rope about 1/2 way up the Lion.
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I know but someone from CT who recently went there said they were removed so i guess it was not the case. Thx for the update. Nice pics. Are you from the Vancouver Hikers and Trail-runners as well? I think i saw some pics of yours there from Weart and Down Town area. Nice pics here as well.

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AlpineHiker maybe someone just put a new one in, because I remember the report you were talking about where the really thick old rope to get down into the notch was removed.



Nice to see a TR on this one!
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Appreciate your report, and enjoyed your pictures. Often wonder what the access and approach looked like from the part just before the Lion.

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AlpineHiker maybe someone just put a new one in, because I remember the report you were talking about where the really thick old rope to get down into the notch was removed.



Nice to see a TR on this one!

The rope down to the notch is kinda thin, looks like the stuff you get in Home Depot. The rope on the Lion is thick climbing rope, fairly worn, it's a bit loose, so just using your hands might be better.
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The rope down to the notch is kinda thin, looks like the stuff you get in Home Depot. The rope on the Lion is thick climbing rope, fairly worn, it's a bit loose, so just using your hands might be better.
The rope down to the notch was removed in late summer when I last went. This must be a new one.

The rope half way up is sketchy and in a poor position to use as a handline (it's at your feet basically).
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