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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2015, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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With a day off and the girlfriend away, I made some plans through the BCMC for Rexford, and ultimately had a great group of 5 on the trip. My biggest worry for the trip was the heat, which wasn't an issue until the descent. We managed to get out of town at 4am, and were at the trailhead around 5.45. By 6 we were off and up the trail.

Although steep and loose on the trail, the W Ridge itself offered quality scrambling, and just a couple moves of 5th class below the true summit. It was a really fun, technically easy day out in the mountains, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was great to avoid any epic-ness, and it was a solid group! We made it from the car to the summit in 5ish hours, taking our time (especially me). Car to car, we managed to get it done in 12 hours, with plenty of breaks for snacks, water, and views. We ended the day at Major League Sports Bar for some craft beer (except for Pardeep...) and $2 burgers.

I can't really add much to this route, as it's been described thoroughly on CT often enough. If you're a scrambler wanting to get into something slightly more technical, this route is the one. Just go do it.



Some photos from the day:

slesse at center


Shuksan and Baker on the horizon


Taking in the view


looking up the ridge to the subsummit


At the subsummit


Bala dispensing the lead to the summit


Cheam Range


Summit shot looking at Baker and Slesse


https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/31jr5C same photos, plus a few others.
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You certainly got in a beautiful day and got the job done with your great team. Heat is always a worry. Awesome photos,that rock looks like a rough stonehenge thrown together imitation.

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Excellent report, how would you rate the roped part of the climb?
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I would say the short section on the top has like 5.6/7 moves.
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Excellent report, how would you rate the roped part of the climb?
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There's some exposed 4th/low 5th climbing below the false summit, you could do it roped up, or you could not.

The pitch below the summit has maybe 3-5 moves of 5.7, at the hardest. In a recent TR (maybe a few weeks before this one), someone mentioned they avoided these moves, not sure about the particulars though.
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