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Weeskinisht Peak Climb
Timestamp Free: 2019.01.18 - 07:24:38
Ranges: North America Ranges / BC Interior Mountains / Hazelton Mountains / Bulkley Ranges
  (2 days)     Elevation Gain: 2300m
Participants: Matthew Reid, Alfred Schaefer
Difficulty: 4: There is some hard route finding and a decent amount of exposure. Lots of loose sharp rocks. The knife ridge has a little section of vertical rock climbing but easy enough.
Hike up Coyote creek trail. Reach alpine. Follow rock ridges. Keep on following ridges with snow until easy scramble to snow summit. Most of the climbing class 3 with maybe some short 4 sections.
[photo]DSCF3251.jpg[caption]We brought bikes up Coyote Creek for a quick descent[/photo]

[photo]DSCF3257.jpg[caption]just hitting the alpine on Coyote creek[/photo]

[photo]DSCF3266.jpg[caption]up loose rock mostly [/photo]

[photo]DSCF3283.jpg[caption]Summit of Weeskinisht[/photo]

  Hike up the Coyote creek trail. The trail makes easy access to alpine. We made a basecamp at a small lake (54.949005,-128.254619). At 4am we left basecamp aiming for an easy ridge to the west. Rock was all loose and very sharp. Eventually hit a knife ridge, for safety you might want to bring a rope just for this short pitch. There are a couple pitons hammered in from previous ascents. We decided not to use the rope. After knife ridge the route finding is a bit less obvious. First we stayed high on ridge, but realized it was easier to go down about 15m and follow ledges. Made a small rap to get to ledges. Main ridge is straightforward. Some snow on ridge but only a slight incline makes easy fast going. Eventually theres a small scramble to the snow summit.

The descent was same as ascent except we use a large snow gully to connect back to the basecamp....

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