When I went to climb Wasootch not too long ago I spotted this mountain across from the Wasootch Creek area day use parking. I followed as we kept climbing. It definitely caught my attention as a potentially awesome peak. After some lengthy research I found the name of the mountain (well lack thereof). It appears to be part of Mount McDougall but only the peak at the NW of it. The coordinates of it are [masked], [masked]. I could not find any trip reports for this peak, so this will be an exploratory trip.This trip is estimated as a moderate scramble / very strenuous hike. Moderate scramble is not quite the same as moderate hike. Hands-on climbing will be involved. Buck-whacking will also likely be involved. We will be returning the same way we ascended.
** RSVPs will open March 30 @8:00pm **
Picture I took from across hwy 40. (Top)
This is the approximate route we will be aiming for (google earth)
Trip Report & Details:
Objective: [masked], [masked]
Group info: 10 people
Date: Saturday April 5, 2014 @ 7:00 a.m.
Location: Wasootch day use area. We will meet at Shouldice arena and arrange carpooling.
Event Duration: 6 to 8 Hours (This is only an estimate, time may vary due to conditions and pace)
Difficulty Rating: S5/6 (see rating system here).
RSVPs: In order to be considered for this hike you must answer the RSVP questions. Participants will be chosen based upon skill and fitness level.
Distance: ~7 km
Elevation Gain: ~ 900 m
Hiking boots, microspikes (no crampons), mountaineering axe, rock helmet, toque, sunglasses/goggles, layered clothing (no cotton), wind/water resistant jacket, food & water/hot beverage (recommended 2L minimum) for the duration of the trip, & first aid kit.
Optional Gear: GPS or map & compass, hiking poles, gaiters, camera, sanity
Weather Info (Mountain Forecast)
Gas Money: $15 in cash to be paid to your driver.
Please note that the event organizer is not a trained guide. Participants are encouraged to do their own research prior to attending.
All participants must have read, agree to, and sign the waiver to attend this event.