Then off E up the stream on an old trail and into the basin below Vimy summit; I was in light alpine foliage for a while, but then turned left (NE) and made an easy diagonal scrabble up scree and minor cliffbands to the col (GR 945-325) between Arras (the official high point of Vimy Ridge) and the true apex to the SE (some 350' higher than Arras).
From the col it's almost 900' to this high point (See VimyApex) and, although there's a bit of route finding up the rubble and through minor cliff bands, most of this climb is straightforward.
It was drizzly and grey on the summit, but still great views all around, including Sofa (See Sofa), Arras/Vimy Ridge (See Vimy) and Boswell, my last peak to be climbed in Waterton (See Boswell). Then back to the col and easy scree for 500' to the summit of Arras; here's a view of the entire area, taken from Boswell: Crypt.
None of this climbing is at all difficult, but, given that the trek starts at 4100' at lakeshore and one is racing against the clock to make the return ferry, the 4600' of ascent is a bit of a puffer. To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
Nevertheless, it was fast scree-ing back to the col and then...
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