Ascent of Mount Rohr on 2019-02-17
|Others in Party:||Ibra|
|Date:||Sunday, February 17, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||Canada-British Columbia|
| Elevation:||7949 ft / 2422 m|
Ascent Trip Report"Late" start, leaving Vancouver around 6:10am. After a couple of stops in Squamish (for gas) & Pemberton (for breakfast) we arrived at the trailhead & geared up. It was just after 9:30am when we began skinning up the logging road.
The first km or so was slightly uphill on a well-worn skin track along the logging road until the trail branched left & annoyingly lost a little elevation for the next 500m approx. There was then another slightly uphill section of around 500m before the trail dropped into a drainage. We knew this would make for an annoying ski out...
We then ascended through some tight trees, turning right for "Rohr" at the junction with the trail for the Wendy Thompson Hut, before eventually arriving at a clearing where I assume there is a small lake in summer. Here we followed the most established skin track to the left around the lake & began we began ascending an open slope before noticing a skin track branching off & traversing to the right. We checked our GPS maps & decided to follow this track as it would lead us to Rohr Lake which we could ski across.
After a good number of switchbacks we arrived at the lake, which was flanked by a steep mountain and shaded from the sun. It was too cold to stop for long, so after a quick snack we quickly skinned across before joining up with the other skin track which had ascended the open slope from earlier.
From here we skinned straight towards our main objective which was coming into view for the first time. This section was relatively flat again before we switchbacked up a nice gentle slope with some great snow - this part would be FUN on the descent.
The last 200m of elevation to the summit were on very icy wind-affected snow, there were some sketchy traverses where you really had to trust your edge grip & some even sketchier kick turns to be made - especially the very last turn. We both made it though to the false summit on our skis before bootpacking the short distance (50m approx) to the true summit.
The views were amazing, nothing but mountains in all directions & blue sky. We mostly followed the route from our skin up on the descent, apart from bypassing Rohr Lake & heading down the open slope instead (much more fun). After the first descent section I broke converted my board to skis & skiied without skins to the top of the open slope before boarding down it to the small lake & bootpacking around.
The tree skiing / snowboarding wasn't too bad (although the snow was pretty icy) & I knew the sections where it would make more sense to walk than bother to break down my board & convert to skis so I actually made it back to the car about 10-15mins before my skiing partner who had tried to use skis for the uphill sections.
Total time car-to-car 7hrs, we packed up & headed back to Vancouver via a brief stop in Whistler for tacos along the way.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3789 ft / 1154 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3789 ft / 1154 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Skis, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||3789 ft / 1154 m|
| Distance:||5.6 mi / 9 km|
| Route:||via Rohr Lake|
| Start Trailhead:||Duffy Lake Rd., opposite works yard 4160 ft / 1267 m|
| Time:||4 Hours 48 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||3789 ft / 1154 m|
| Route:||via Rohr Lake|
| End Trailhead:||Duffy Lake Rd., opposite works yard 4160 ft / 1267 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 12 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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