From the parking lot, we started walking along the trail at around 1 pm, which is a continuation of the road for about 3km and 45 minutes. The Slesse Mountain trail starts here (570m), at a memorial plaque (not the aeroplane one).
The trail is very steep, a lot steeper than the Grouse Grind, but with no steps. It goes through a forest up to a knoll at about 1850m, the trail then descends a little to a shoulder, where there is soft under growth to camp on, this is the usual bivvy spot, we walked about 30 minutes (1930m) further, until 5:30, so we would save time the next day, where there is a spot suitable for bivvying, but not tenting.
The trail is well marked and worn. It took us about five hours to get to this point from the car. There is absolutely no water up there, we carried five litres each, which was just enough if you don't need to use water for cooking.
The trail from the bivvy site to the start of the trail is harder to follow, there is flagging tape, but never when you need it. It took about 45 minutes from the Bivvy site to the start of the climb. We lost the trail once, because it turns left into a thick bush, but there are a few ways to get to the mountain.
The climb starts in the gully between the Fraser Tower (left most sub peak looking from the bivvy site) and the... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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