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Name: Grimface Mtn
Starts: Sat Aug 22, 2020
Meetup: Sunkatchers RV Park Cooperative, Keremeos BC
Return: Sun Aug 23, 2020

Registration opens: Sat Jul 18, 2020
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Ana Ciocoiu
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What was your result from the COVID-19 assessment?

Do you have rope, carabiners, slings, cams etc?

Are you comfortable setting up anchors and belays?

Please give an example of a similar scramble you have done.

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Participant Information


Please answer all of of the questions in the BC Covid-19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool questionnaire found here:  https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en.  You will be required to provide your results in the screening questions.  My results are:  "You don’t appear to have symptoms of COVID-19".

Please note that the meeting place is a placeholder location. If a better location can be found, we'll change it.


Due to the length of the hike in to the park, this will be a 2-day trip. We will be camping overnight either at Quinsicoe Lake (near Catherdral Lakes Lodge), or in the meadows below Grimface.  Cathedral Prov. Park is an area of spectacular natural beauty, and has been highly recommended.


The trip begins with a hike through Cathedral Prov. Park using the Cathedral Lakes Approach (see Scrambles book). The hike to Quinsicoe lake can be done via three different routes but it seems that the shortest is via Lakeview trail, still about a 16km trip to Quinsicoe Lake. The hike to the peak will be via either Ladyslipper Lake or the Rim Trail. We'll pass Smokey the Bear and Giant Cleft before descending to the col. From here, it's a moderate scramble to the top, with an exposed section helped by a bolted anchor.


CAMPING GEAR: Please bring your own tent (or share with a friend in your 'bubble'), GPS device, sleeping pad, etc. Other things to bring: water purifier, bear spray/bangers, camping stove, headlamp/flashlight, first aid kit (I’ll be bringing mine, but always good to have your own). The area is fairly remote, so please ensure that you bring enough food for 2 days.


SCRAMBLING GEAR: Please bring rope (30m), a helmet, and cams/sling etc (for anchors), in case the scrambling gets too difficult or wet.  

 Please download the GPX track here (https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=1228878). This is the reference I'll be using for the trip.

Total Distance:     40+ km total (return)
Estimated Time:    2 days total
Elevation Gain:     615 m
Max Elevation:     2635 m


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