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Trip Information
Name: Sky Pilot Scramble
Starts: Sun Jul 30, 2017
Meetup: 9am: Sea to Sky Gondola Parking Lot
Return: Sun Jul 30, 2017

Registration opens: Fri Jul 28, 2017
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 3

Organizer: Jennifer Wong
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1) Have you rappelled before? When was the last time? Do you need a refresher?

2) Do you have any anxiety and fear of heights? Want a belay?

3) Do you need a carpool from Vancouver? Do you have a car?

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Participant Information

Route Description

Summit: 2031m (6,663ft)
Elevation Cumulative: 1,438m (4,717ft)
Return Distance: 18km

Sky Pilot is a fantastic and iconic peak on the Sea to Sky highway that has a great mix of classic scrambling terrain. The beginning starts as a nice walk up the Sky Pilot trail with a gradual ascent into forest. Once past the tree line, you encounter some rock basins, and a small pocket glacier. We ascend into the col and make our way over to the pink slab. This is the first short exposed section but there is now an anchor at the top if you feel uncomfortable and need to be belayed (up or down). We top out on a nice rocky platform and then contour around the mountain moving towards the second crux, a gully. It's rocky and grassy but provides good steps. Then it's a hop skip to the summit to enjoy amazing views. 

Logistics
9am: Meet the the Sea to Sky Gondola parking lot. We will do a quick orientation and gear review.
9:30am: Ride up the gondola. If you have a season's pass, bring it. Otherwise the cost for the day is $35.
9:45am:
Bathroom breaks, buy a coffee, grab a treat and off we go!

Expect ascent time with the group will be 5-6hrs plus about 3hrs for the return.

Gear
Harness - If you're not comfortable with the pink slab bring a harness for rappelling off. 
Helmet
Belay Device (ATC)
Locking Carabiner
Prusik
Microspikes (Hillsound or Kahtoola)
Ice axe (there is still lots of snow up high)
Poles
Waterproof boots
Sunglasses, Glacier Glasses, Hat
Light Gloves
Day Pack (25-35L)

Other
Water: There's isn't much water on the trail higher up so bring 2-3L for the day.
Food: Snacks, sandwiches, treats
Sunscreen + Bug protection
First Aid kit

Required Skills
Rappelling
Walking on Snow

Previous Trip Report
http://forums.clubtread.com/27-british-columbia/48445-sky-pilot-aug-17-2014-a.html

 

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