Crown Mountain hike/scramble

A big hike on a Wednesday? Why not?  ;-)

Crown & Camel (1,504 m) - the highest prominence of the North Shore and a winsome peak that we have all glanced at and admired from afar! Join us in a shoulder season exploration of this local gem. Not a full-on winter outing, but be aware of the record snowpack that still persists on our north shore mountains. Microspikes and poles will be mandatory for the steep descent onto Crown Pass; snowshoes optional (although I will be bringing them).

About 9 kms, nearly 1,000 m of cumulative elevation gain, 6-8 hrs, starting from the top of the Grouse Chalet ($10 to download and $21 for the round trip gondola ride if you come with us).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A great day, with a good group. I especially enjoyed the spectacular views at the top and the downhill slides! Thanks Dan for taking us out mid-week on a beautiful day, and thanks for the great pictures.

    May 3, 2013

  • Dan

    Crown in the shoulder season would definitely rate as a challenging undertaking for any hiking outfit. Snowbound from beginning to end, we had a dipsy doodle descent onto Crown Pass on north-facing icy snow, then a steep re-ascent with a 1/3 km sidehill traverse to gain the Crown ridge - no room for error that's for sure! Angela, Max and I summited and were treated to a mind blowing panorama in every direction. The descent was a doozy and we painstakingly surefooted our way back down the traverse; and slid the rest of the 250 m vertical in one electrifying stretch! I did more sliding, as usual, than anyone else. And Crown was some of the most technical and hair-raising slides I have ever done! Good job everyone on an exhilarating day. And to our friend Byron: hope your knee has recovered somewhat. More exciting midweek hikes to come!

    May 3, 2013

  • Dan

    Guys, given how much snow is still on the North Shore (Brothers Creek yesterday at 650 m was snowbound!), I think on balance of probabilities snowshoes will be more useful than not. So I will highly urge you to bring them so we do not posthole endlessly as a team.

    April 30, 2013

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  • Dan
    Organizer
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  • Byron H.
    Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member
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