Ascent of Mount Wesley on 2018-08-26

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Pete Ellis
Greg Slayden -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, August 26, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Wesley
    Elevation:2972 ft / 905 m

Ascent Trip Report

4h30 East-West traverse. Parking area N side of Highway 4 just E of Cameron Lake, used disused railway bridge to cross creek, then after 200m trail heads R (N) uphill, passing viewpoint seat, then along ridge, several ups and downs including the P100m East summit. Half mile before West summit, look for flagged trail forking L (we missed it as can be seen from my GPS track), steeply up passing L of cliffs, to summit in trees. Steeply down, flagged, often steep and soily, occasional fixed ropes to protect hardest parts. Trail descends to old railway, we turn R a short way then steep trail down to lake shore, turn R on dirt road passing cabins, trail L into the very popular Cathedral Grove, where we hitched a ride back to our starting point.

Original plan was Mt Arrowsmith but it was closed due to fire risk. This was a nice alternative. Last peak of our week long trip to Vancouver Island.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2336 ft / 712 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2336 ft / 712 m
    Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
    Start Trailhead:636 ft / 193 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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