Ascent of Wedge Mountain on 2018-09-01

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Petter Bjørstad
Pete Ellis
James Barlow -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 1, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wedge Mountain
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:9488 ft / 2891 m

Ascent Trip Report

This happened to be my 100th P2000m peak, as I discovered a few days later.

Fri: late morning hiked Wedgemount trail from well signed parking lot W of peak. 3 hrs. Stayed in hut which was empty (we arrived about 1pm). NB permit needed for camping. We went online and no permits available for rest of year. Hence the Hut. Sleeps 6, clean and tidy, no facilities, seems first come first served.

Sat: started 0600, 5h30 to summit, trailhead by 1830. Plenty crevasses, easily seen and avoided. Bouldery descent from Parkhurst col then took obvious steep loose gully on left just before obvious snow ramp. Gully worked but pretty bad rockfall near top, used snow ramp on way back down, safer, quite steep and needed crampons which we'd kept with us having left rope on glacier.

Wedge west ridge bouldery, loose in places but not bad, rocky ribs provide optional YDS3 scrambling. Cairn (GPS N50.13293° W122.79325°, 2891m) at summit with detached trig bolt slotted into a notch. Brief stop then back down, 4h30, stopping at hut to collect our stashed gear. Descent to trailhead only 2hrs but seemed long, busy trail.

Farewell to Petter and Aake who fly home, we and James eat in Pemberton then Pete and I start the 600 mile journey north to Smithers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6961 ft / 2121 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6961 ft / 2121 m
    Distance:14.9 mi / 24 km
    Start Trailhead:2527 ft / 770 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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