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South Face of Peak 6280 (Trio Creek) # 4935

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Date: 2003.06.12
Vantage Point: From deep in 'da bush

Caption: The big south face of 6280. A little bush, but the rock looks good and the angle just right!

PhotoDescr: This is a nice feature, too bad about the access. The vantage from which this shot was taken was reached after a punishing 6 hour bushwhack up forested slopes so steep and dry that they had to be frontpointed. While swatting mozzies on a rest break we were ambushed by a black bear that blasted throught the bush a few metres from us. Once we got to treeline we realized that approaching any of the peaks north of Trio Creek would require a further shooting gallery gully approach in the morning. Not the best way to start off the year, but it's the price of exploration and it's one of the only things I can afford ;) I'll just remember to start this year off with something a little more travelled.

It should be noted that this peak was first climbed by traversing from Grainger on alpine ridges. Definitely the way to go for "pure bagging", but it doesn't get you near the climbing aspects. Helicopters have done heli-picknicing on the flat summit of 6280.

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