Hittin' the Trails
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Interest: Climbing, hiking, SCUBA, kayaking
East Lion Scramble (August 14, 2015)
Michelle Hyun wanted to scramble up the East Lion and I knew the way, having been up it half a dozen times in the past. The easiest way is via a ramp near the bottom of the south face that gets you onto the south face itself. Then straight up but sorta veer to the right, where there is a gulley leading to the summit. There's rap webbing near the top of the gulley that will get you down to the bottom of the Class 4 stuff, after that it is mainly Class 3. Our 40m x 8mm skinny rope was okay for this.
The route goes up from above my head in the photo of me looking up the hill. Photo of Michelle with the West Lion in the background and a photo of me pointing the way back to the beer.