Porcupine Ridge S5

9.2 km return, approx. 700 m elevation gain.
Porcupine Ridge is the ridge that runs alongside Wasootch Ridge on the north. It is a classic ridge walk. There is no trail and there are some scramble steps. Follow Porcupine creek to the ridge and climb through the trees to a scramble step to gain the rocky ridge. The ridge features three gendarmes that can be manouvered around. The crux is a 10 meter section of knife edge that can also be avoided by dropping down the south side a bit. There are spots with significant drop offs on the north side of the ridge. we will go as far as is comfortable for the time of year and conditions. I have never done this ridge so it will be exploratory. Definately NO BEGINNERS.

Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers; I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meetup location and the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

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  • Andy D.

    A fun day in the SNOW exploring new terrain with a great group of hikers. Maybe we'll do this again in the fall and see if we can go further along the ridge.

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Andy for organizing this enjoyable romp along the creek and up a ridge. Five Stars!

    April 13, 2013

  • Karen L

    A great day - challenging off trail bush whacking. Great folks.

    April 13, 2013

  • Asya

    Hi guys, I would like to join your hike tomorrow! Is there anyone who live in the NW around Dalhousie to pick me up?

    April 12, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Caught a cold that has knocked me out of this hike. Next time so take good pictures for us.

    April 11, 2013

  • Anne M.

    Sorry have to cancel - see you next time

    April 12, 2013

    • Andy D.

      We'll miss you.

      April 12, 2013

  • Karen L

    Andy, I'm driving by myself to the trailhead - where do I park?

    April 12, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Wasootch . we'll start from the Wasootch parking area.

      April 12, 2013

  • catalin

    Is this a moderate scramble (significant exposure)?

    I found this:
    http://markostavric.fotki.com/2010/20100327/

    April 8, 2013

    • Marko

      The scramble of the pinnacle is unnecessary. It's not connected to the ridge. I would advise caution if anyone tries it. The rocky is really crumbly and the exposure is pretty severe.

      1 · April 11, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Thanks Marco. With the way the weather is looking we will be taking the safer route for sure. the pinnacle could very well be the turnaround point.

      April 11, 2013

  • Marko

    Here is a gps track for this ridge: https://www.dropbox.com/s/te6ui9c14iudgvu/Porcupine%20Ridge.gdb It's an old garmin file. It may require conversion (GPSBabel is good) for new garmin units.

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • Anne M.

    Hi Andy, how much can I charge George for car fare? :)

    1 · April 8, 2013

    • Andy D.

      An arm and a leg :)

      1 · April 9, 2013

    • George

      This is a conspiracy!

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Gas fees are $15 dollars per passenger for this trip.

    April 9, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Damn I work that day :(

    April 3, 2013

    • Andy D.

      we'll miss you.

      April 7, 2013

    • Mike S.

      If the photos look good maybe I'll do a solo trip during the week next week :)

      April 8, 2013

  • George

    Riding with Anne

    April 7, 2013

  • Anne M.

    Driving with George and can take more

    April 7, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Hey Andy, I would like to join you guys on this hike.

    April 7, 2013

    • Andy D.

      RSVP's are open. Want me to add you? OK I will.

      April 7, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    RSVP not enabled @ 8:15 pm. Just the same count me in. Will be driving.

    April 7, 2013

  • Karen L

    Can drive from petrocan

    April 7, 2013

  • Alison S.

    Can drive with 3

    April 7, 2013

  • Lianne

    I am happy to drive. Feel me to message me if you need a ride!

    April 7, 2013

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