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Trip Information
Name: Downton Creek Area
Starts: Sat Sep 09, 2017
Meetup: Likely in Pemberton around 10:00 or 11:00 am. To be confirmed once we know who's coming and where fr
Return: Mon Sep 11, 2017

Registration opens: Sun Sep 03, 2017
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Margaret Hanson
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Trip Planning Questions

Do you have a 4WD vehicle you could bring and if so, how many passengers could you take?

What is your recent scrambling experience?

Do you want to share a tent and/or stove with anyone?

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Participant Information

Due to the poor weather forecast on Friday this trip has been postponed by a day and will now go from Saturday to Monday. Due the Gran Fondo, this means an alpine start from Vancouver on Saturday morning :-(

Statimcets is described in Matt Gunn’s scrambles guidebook as Downton Creek Peak 8700.

This trip is suitable for people who want a moderately paced trip and are comfortable with scrambling. The trip will only go if the weather forecast is good. Please be aware that we’ve never been into this area before, so what we find may not exactly match the route description.

Equipment: All your usual hiking and overnight gear plus a helmet and an ice axe.

Vehicles: 4WD required. High clearance would be best but according to recent reports, it may not be absolutely necessary. We can take two additional people in our vehicle. Adding additional people to the group will depend on someone else having a vehicle that they can take into the area.

Itinerary

Day 1

·         Drive to Holly Lake trailhead (Hwy 99, Downton Creek Road, Downton Creek Branch 2) - approximately 4 hours from Vancouver, 2 hours from Pemberton

·         Hike up the Holly Lake trail, past Holly Lake and into the alpine – approximately 400-600m elevation gain

·         Set up camp and enjoy the meadows

Day 2

·         Climb Linus via the South Ridge (described as easy class 3 on good granite with one slightly exposed “au cheval” section).

·         Traverse from Linus to Statimcets (described as moderate class 3)

·         Descend Statimcets via the east slopes (hiking on talus)

·         If some in the group want an easier day, there’s also the option of climbing Statimcets by the east slopes and descending the same way.

Day 3

·         Do a short hike in the morning if desired

·         Break camp and hike out

 

·         Drive home

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