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Approaching Klesilkwa Mountain # 6610

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Date: 2005.04.30
Vantage Point: From the head of the north fork of Paleface Creek

Caption: This is the headwaters of the north fork of Paleface Creek. There are a series of tarns ahead, and to the left of where Fred is skiing. The route we chose goes in behind the vegetated buttress, and up a hidden, moderately steep gulley. There is one minor rock step to the summit from the end of the gulley.

PhotoDescr: Fred Touche and I climbed Klesilkwa Mountain in a ridiculously short and scenic day. We approached via the rough branch off the Paleface Creek Main (called Paleface-Meroniuk Spur on Bivouac). Getting my Jeep to 4200' definitely made things easier, and after walking 20km+ on the Hunter Creek FSR on the approach to Mount Barr last weekend (see Mount Barr - North Face, , we were owed an easier day. Snow was not great for skiing, in fact we carried them most of the short day. Last weekend for skis this year?

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