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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2013, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Default Hole in the wall on Mt. Cory ??

Three times I tried to hike to the Hole in the wall on Mt.Cory. The first two times I lost site of it when nearing the mountain, and hiked/scrambled up to a dead end . The last time I ended up in a draw that had about a ten foot step that I would have to climb up. it was straight up, there was a pole/dead tree, leaning up to the step, but it didnt look like it would hold my weight. Is this the way to hole in the wall? I have searched for the route on the net but nothing comes up.
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Hey Neil,

There is a description of the route in the book titled Caves of the Canadian Rockies and the Columbia Mountains, Page 142. This book is readily available, you should even be able to get a preview of the page that you're looking for in books.google.com
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Thanks Marco, My dad climbed up there in the 40's and took a photo of the valley. I'd like to do the same and see the differences.
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I do have the book and can give you a description if you aren't successful finding it in google books. I have thought about going up to check it out, but never got around to it. If weather is nice on Sunday, maybe I'll give it a go. If there's not too much snow.

It would be interesting to see your photo comparison.
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Thanks for your offer Marco. I just ordered the book on Amazon. I'm new here and wondering if I can scan this old photo and post it? You must be in real good shape to be hiking in this weather . Im 66yrs. and it's all I can do to hike to a summit in summer. Keep it up!

This next question is off topic,but since I'm here I'll just ask it. In books I have read it mentions the arch thats visible from the west at Lac Des Arcs. Ive been up Heart mountain, and always looked for it while driving past . Where is the arch located ? I mean where is it visible.
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I can also tell you it is available at the public library.
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There's also a hole through the ridge just south of Medicine Lake. If you pause on one of the lookouts as you near the end, you'll see it. Has anyone been up there?
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I decided to google "Mt. Cory" to see where this was and this turned up:

http://www.soistheman.com/diary/page...mt-cory&page=1

There is a link to a GPS track to the cave in the stats:

http://www.soistheman.com/diary/gpx.php?gpx=[Trail]%20Mount%20Cory.xml

**could get the link to work copy and paste works**

That is of course if this is the place you are referencing if not feel free to ignore this post.

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There's also a hole through the ridge just south of Medicine Lake. If you pause on one of the lookouts as you near the end, you'll see it. Has anyone been up there?
Peter, I believe it is commonly called the "Natural Arch" or "Arch". I haven't been up there but certainly someone locally would have information on the route.
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I went there last week, scoped out a route with binocs from Bourgeau Lake trailhead. There can be a few minor route variations. The important thing is to stay climbers left of the drainage gully coming from the hole or you will get cliffed out, especially on descent. You will eventually have to drop into that gully from the ridge and exit the same way. I parked on the side of the 1A about 1.6km east of the Muleshoe pullout. There are several trip reports of the Kane ascent route on Mt Cory showing what is purportedly the "The Hole in the Wall" but is in fact a different cave.
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I went there last week, scoped out a route with binocs from Bourgeau Lake trailhead. There can be a few minor route variations. The important thing is to stay climbers left of the drainage gully coming from the hole or you will get cliffed out, especially on descent. You will eventually have to drop into that gully from the ridge and exit the same way. I parked on the side of the 1A about 1.6km east of the Muleshoe pullout. There are several trip reports of the Kane ascent route on Mt Cory showing what is purportedly the "The Hole in the Wall" but is in fact a different cave.

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