I hiked about 5.75 km and then detoured off the trail to the S and down SW to the outlet stream for the unnamed lake into which the Crypt Lake falls descends; there were some alders and pine groves to negotiate but overall the bushwhacking was quite easy.
However, I did have to ford the outlet, which meant shedding my boots and climbing pants, getting wet up to my navel, and dunking my camera (but not disastrously); the problem was the wonderful clarity of the water - it looked like it would only go up to my knees, but to my surprise . . . !
Then straight up the meadows, scree, and rock shelves for about 1500' to the NE connecting ridge - hot work in full sun.
Here there was a bit of scrambling to get around towers and buttresses as I worked my way back to the S, but once I reached the main massif of Boswell, there were easy grass slopes leading to the crest of the Crypt Lake ridges. Here's a photo from Vimy Ridge high point that shows most of the route: Boswell
A 0.3 km jaunt took me WSW over to the summit of Boswell, where I had lunch, replaced the old glass register with a new, less fragile version, and took some photos:
Vimyapex, and Vimy.
I thought about descending via Crypt Lake, a route a few of the ascensionists in the... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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