Ascent of Shovelnose Mountain on 2018-09-13

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Thursday, September 13, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Shovelnose Mountain
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:5558 ft / 1694 m

Ascent Trip Report

2hr round trip from old forest road due S of summit: Shovelnose South aka Coldwater Creek FSR is good gravel, we then turned L onto small road and parked with some difficulty in half a km as road a bit too overgrown for our paintwork. Further up we hiked across an unmapped good gravel road which should connect and be accessible with 2wd, a much better trailhead; satellite view should confirm. Road steep and rougher higher up, easy road hike to summit, would be driveable with the right vehicle. Comms towers with small building at highest point (GPS N49.86516° W120.85619°, 1682m) and small platform 50m S a metre lower. Drizzly lower down, snowing gently at summit, a good choice of hill for the conditions.

Very wet over the Coquihalla Pass, Guanaco would have tempted in better conditions. Spent an hour at the excellent Othello Tunnels then sat out rainy afternoon in Hope before retiring to the Outram trailhead, entertained over dinner by a cheeky confiding Stellers Jay.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1456 ft / 443 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1456 ft / 443 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Start Trailhead:4102 ft / 1250 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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