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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-04-2017, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Default Coliseum Mountain Drainage

Finally got round to completing a route that had been on my mind for a while - ascending Coliseum via its western flank.

Despite the air quality and heat wave warning set out following the Lynn Headwaters trail to Lynn Lake and turned off following the creek into the drainage.

What started off a nice wide open creek bed did eventually get brushed in - having said that there are pretty drainage/ creek beds to follow almost the entire way to the ridge line.

Things do get steep just before gaining the ridge but plenty blueberry bushes to use as climbing aids. From looking at the contours of the proposed route it appeared the steepest section would be right after gaining the ridge line. There was a band of cliff that was easy to bypass to the north - Steep terrain followed that reminded me of the Crown Buttress route with plenty of good holds.

Was hoping to complete a loop using Burwell West ridge down to Lynn Lake but there's still allot of snow there at the moment and having come up that route previously thought to err on the side of caution and used the regular Coliseum trail back down to Norvan Falls.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2017, 07:46 PM
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Nice opening post and welcome to CT!

This reminds me of Guntis' trip from a couple of years ago, he went up Lynn Lake then east to Burwell.
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This looks like a great route - definitely eerie with the smoke up there. How long did it take you?
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Thanks for the trip report! I've been looking at Coliseum for a while. I'm surprised that it still has snow. That ridge walk looks precarious given that it has snow!


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Great first post! Nice to see different variations on old destinations.
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Thanks for the comments.

Martin - I completed the trip from Lynn Lake to Burwell last year - It's very well flagged (by NSR I believe) from the cache up to a clearing just below the the ridge line - it has some beautiful slabs of rock to scramble leading to Burwell summit.

Drie - Total time was approx 8.5 hrs

Chris - Yes was surprised to see the tarn looking like that!

5thhorseman - Thanks its been on my mind since seeing that flank from some of the surrounding summits.
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