1. North Ridge via Rover-Snowater FSR Class 2 scramble in summer, in winter there are snow pillows along the ridge. Either drive or ski up [a href="/RoadxPg.asp?RoadxId=3372"] Rover-Snowater FSR to 14.9km and turn right onto the old road that passes above the commercial lodge. Continue along this road above the commercial lodge. At the first junction go right, at the next go right again (a sign directs sledders to the left). The road crosses a bridge and begins a long switchback. At the far side of the switchback an old road enters, ignore it and continue on the main road. Further up, another old road exits right, ignore it and continue straight. After a while, a road exits left,
this junction is signed "Snowmobilers Please Use This Road." Keep going straight. Soon after that you will come out into a basin, a road, that has been very obviously cut for a snowcat exits to the left, park here and on foot follow the cut up to the pass at GR683675. The road beyond Snowater Lodge is rough and eroded, a high clearance 4 WD is needed.
From the pass, the summit of Siwash can be easily reached by following the west and then south. In winter, there are many wind-rolls on the ridge and short sections of boot-packing may be required. On return, you can drop down the east face to the head of Rush Creek and pick up the old mining road that descends to the south from the pass.
Distance: 400 metres from pass at GR683675
Equipment: Hiking or skiing gear
AvgTime: Two hours from pass at GR683675