There is ~800m of elevation over ~4km so this is steep and exposed. That's 8-10km return. We will have to make our way up a crux as well.
The usual requirements for difficult hiking...good hiking boots, poles, 2L+ of water, lunch....etc.
I think meeting at Shouldice for 8am is best and we can convoy/carpool to the parking lot that is south of Deadmans Flats.
This will be a 6-8 hour hike plus travel time.
I will be driving a Green Ford Escape and park on the north side of the shouldice parking lot. My cell # is[masked]-6562.