Sunday, October 02, 2005

Sentry mountain

Had an excellent afternoon of scrambling on Saturday. Tim Davies and I hiked up Sentry Mountain in a nice little rain squal only to have the rain turn to very windy snow about a third of the way up. The trail up the west ridge is in very fine shape except for the top third where the snow had covered most of the trail. The narrow ridge near the top got a bit sporty with the ground getting icy and the wind gusting up into the 70 to 80 km/hr range. I would definetly say the crux of the day was crossing the creek at the bottom of the mountain due to water volumes being pretty high. Look for logs crossing the creek both upstream and downstream of the old rock pit from where you start this scramble. Round trip time was five and a half hours going at a nice slow pace.


At 10/04/2005 03:06:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can also start this hike by heading straight up the north face of the west ridge, above the crowsnest slabs/ camp rock climbing area near Crowsnest Lake Bible camp. You can follow game trails winding upwards to get to the ridge.... then there is no creek crossing. There is a bit of scree on the way down this way too. 

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