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Name: Mentorship Trip - Template - Mount Rexford/Spires
Starts: Fri Aug 05, 2022
Return: Sun Aug 07, 2022

Registration opens: Fri May 06, 2022
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: C5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 3

Organizer: Shashi Shanbhag
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Participant Information

*** This is not an actual trip, but a template that BCMC Mentorship Program Mentors can use***

This trip is only open to BCMC Mentorship Program participants. Preference will be given to mentees of the organizer (mentor). The organizer can open this trip to other mentees/mentors if needed.

Trip details: 3-day trip to climb Westside routes on Sawkwatch Peak (Mount Rexford) and Nesakwatch Spires. 

Here are some options for our climb - (Alpine Rating from Alpine Select Guidebook)

North Ridge of Nesakawatch North Spire: PD+, low-5th 

North Ridge Nesakwatch South Spire:  AD-, 5.7

Sawkwatch Peak (Mount Rexford) West Ridge: AD-, low-5th

We will meet at 6 am on Friday (August 5) in the IGA parking lot in Walnut Grove (Exit 58 on Hwy 1) and then carpool from there. We will need two AWD/4WD cars to get to Slesse Memorial Trailhead. It will take us about 3 hours to reach the trailhead. We will hike up on Nesakwatch Creek FSR, Rexford Spur to get on Mount Rexford Trail. It will take us about 4 hours to hike 5 km and gain 1350 m to get to the alpine basin where we will be camping for two nights. Depending on the group we will select the routes from the options listed above. Tentatively, we will be back late Sunday (August 7) night.

Gear: List of Gear required for the trip (Check Event Files)





Route Info:

Alpine Select Book, pages 278-279



GPX for approach: Check Trip/Event Files

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