Ascent of Mount Niobe on 1994-07-09

Climber: Brian Friedrich

Others in Party:Greg Bernard
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 9, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Niobe
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:6631 ft / 2021 m

Ascent Trip Report

Greg an I took his truck to the cable crossing on the Squamish River; very easy and relaxing canoe trip across, followed by a relentless hike up the Lake Lovelywater trail (broken only by some pleasant waterfall stops); Camped at the lake and got an early start to the NE Ridge of Niobe - steep snow; ridge itself is very narrow and exposed with a few exciting moves (especially the short overhang on the gendarme near the top); rock is very good; descended via the S slopes to the col with Mount Pelops
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2953 ft / 900 m
    Total Elevation Loss:332 ft / 101 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3+
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2953 ft / 900 m
    Route:NE Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Lake Lovelywater  3678 ft / 1121 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:332 ft / 101 m
    Route:to Pelops
    End Trailhead:col with Pelops  6299 ft / 1919 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Alpha-Garibaldi (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Niobe1994-07-092953 ft / 900 m
2Mount Pelops1994-07-09394 ft / 120 m
3Iota Mountain1994-07-09197 ft / 60 m
4Mount Garibaldi1994-07-114101 ft / 1250 m
Total Trip Gain: 7645 ft / 2330 m    Total Trip Loss: 5746 ft / 1751 m

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