Mercer Creek Valley is reached by the usual access route to Assiniboine: Shark Mountain parking, past Watridge Lake, up Bryant Creek to the Marvel Lake warden station; some 2.7 km further on, one should take a right turn (NE) and follow the Mercer Creek drainage up into the basin 2300' above Bryant. There are occasional game trails, but in general if one stays on the true left-hand side of Mercer Creek (SE), the bushwhacking will be moderate. Once into the meadows of the upper basin, the contours level out and there are several pleasant camping spots. Mercer Creek had plenty of water in it on my late-September trip into the area. Back in the good old days, when you could cycle in at least to the warden station, it was possible to climb both Allenby and its neighbour Mercer and exit over a two-day weekend. A two-bagger might take at least three days if the approach and the exit marches have to performed on foot.
There is no record in the Guidebook or in subsequent CAJ's of a first ascent; however, when we finally gained the summit of True Allenby, we found the ruins of an old cairn. This summit, as... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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