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Klowa Mountain and the Headwaters of Nikaia Creek # 10162

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Date: 2007.08.12
Vantage Point: From the summit of Nikaia Mountain

Caption: This is the north face of Klowa, which sits on the eastern extremity of the Coast Mountains. Summit is the high point seen in the photo. The large subalpine lake visible provides the headwaters of Nikaia Creek. The smaller land-locked tarn above right sits at 7200'.

PhotoDescr: Don Funk, Fred Touche and I climbed Nikaia Mountain via the southeast ridge in 7 hours return. Access was from the pulled bridge over North Kwoiek Creek, and the travel was quite good up the prominent ridge at GR905554. The ridge went from "hands in pocket", to some moderately exposed Class 3 in two sections. We descended via a steep gulley on the southeast ridge

For a great photo of Nikaia Mountain, see Don Serl's photo from Stryen Creek in the 1992 CAJ.

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