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post #541 of (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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I loved the video as well! NSR-Ryan

From the looks of it, he had helmet & was on some ledge towards Crater slabs (?), maybe he simply sprained the ankle, could not continue & called for help?
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@TheMagBumper - Hard to say. It's a serious undertaking and many people don't take it seriously or are under prepared/under experienced. Plus, those who do not know the exact route sometimes get off trail in the boulder field. Basically, rather than first traversing, they think they have to go straight up - which is the way to Widowmaker, not Crown Pass. If you're planning on hiking it, I'd suggest researching the route to know where you're going, and once you make it out onto the boulder field, keep a close eye out for cairns and flagging tape. There are some flags, but it's not exactly an obvious route - especially if it's your first time.
@burnabyhiker - I think a combination of lost and climbed higher to get cell reception, perhaps. I lot of us were quite surprised he was able to get reception in there - Hanes is essentially a cell dead zone.
@zeljkok - I think he was closer to the Widowmaker route, not the Crater Slabs. I don't believe he had his own helmet (the yellow one was a Rescue helmet that was put on him for the Long Line).

Thanks for watching!

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Great video, Ryan.

Thank you for sharing, it gives us a more dearer appreciation to what is involved in these rescues.

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Did my annual trip up Mt. Cheam last night. Road is in same old shape. Bugs were bad at the start but mellowed out as we got higher. Trail has a bit of snow remaining, we only had to cross one patch but it could probably scramble around it if someone wanted. Trail also has a few short wet patches.

We left the parking at 8:30pm hoping to get some full moon hiking in but heavy cloud blocked the moon until we were back down to the lake road. A bit of lightning was sighted to the east/south.
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Did Williams Peak yesterday from the usual trailhead. Route is completely snow-free to the top. The trail is a little overgrown in parts along the ridge, but in great shape otherwise. Bugs were biting and a bit of a nuisance during breaks, but a nice breeze towards the top mostly kept them away.
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We spent a couple of days at Wells Gray Park. The first day we did a waterfall tour, started off cloudy but improved through the day.
The next day we headed up Trophy Meadows to see the flower show and feed the mosquitoes. This day started off with beautiful clear skies, but by noon we were surrounded by thunderclouds. By the time we got back to the meadows we were soaked!
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post #547 of (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 01:21 PM
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The road is NOT blocked by anything as reported by someone on trailpeak on July 17th.
Some rough sections but any decent 4x4 should be able to make it.
Very good job at flagging the trail, even on the talus fields! Thanks to this kind soul for all the work!

2.5h to the top.

On our way back we took the North ridge down, using the vegetation as belays: VERY steep stuff there
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Skwellepil Creek is driveable in xTrail to around 4 km. Longer wheelbase will probably scrape on many of the deep water bars. One hour walk from there to road end. Evidence during the day suggests side-by-side quad can make it to road end.
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Skwellepil Creek is driveable in xTrail to around 4 km. Longer wheelbase will probably scrape on many of the deep water bars. One hour walk from there to road end. Evidence during the day suggests side-by-side quad can make it to road end.
What's up there? Is that the normal approach for Stonerabbit, Bardean, Ratney, Orrock?
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It's the easiest approach to Stonerabbit, Bardean and Ratney as well as peaks to the SW of those. I don't know why anyone would climb Orrock unless they were a geologist. I don't think the summit extends above treeline?
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I don't know why anyone would climb Orrock unless they were a geologist. I don't think the summit extends above treeline?
Maybe a little bit above actually

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Was bitterly disappointed to find that the road to Cypress Peak/Brew Peak is no longer low clearance 2WD accessible. There's a stretch of large rocks and ruts a little past the Roe Creek bridge at about 6.4km that was just a big ol' repair bill waiting to happen. Anything with more reasonable clearance shouldn't have a problem getting through.

Plan B was Decker Mountain - thanks to a late start and an unexpectedly early last download time I didn't make it to the summit. Based on what I could see from the gondola & from the ground the route looks mostly snow free.

Not the best day out ever.

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post #553 of (permalink) Old 08-02-2016, 04:06 PM
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BC Day stat holiday turned out to be a fine day for a roped hike; today, with a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the southern interior, not so much. With the one exception noted below, all is in good condition on SOMWOW, with many TRs on the interweb.

Similar to Nick E's post about Speedway relatively recently, we found one hanger bent on this climb (second bolt on pitch 10). It may be possible to clip it with a smaller / thinner 'biner but angles & forces would not be ideal so we skipped it.

Conditions: We climbed the route as described, tiptoeing across several small drips below the UFO (pitch 8 - rope got a little wet) and also some damp spots on pitches 12 and 14. Pitch 13 was nice and dry.
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friends did HSCT last Sunday, still some snow, better to bring Microspikes.


Here is the TR in Chinese but you can still look at pics:

http://www.crossna.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27828
Is there still snow on HSCT? On which sections (is it on steep)? Is it safe without microspikes?
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post #555 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2016, 04:06 PM
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Is there still snow on HSCT? On which sections (is it on steep)? Is it safe without microspikes?
as of 10 days ago, the only snow was the small snow field between the lions and the descent from the ridge towards james peak. didn't need microspikes
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