Boundary Peak (Porcupine Loop)

Interesting Facts: 

I'm not sure where Boundary Peak / Ridge gets its name. It's on the boundary of the Rockies front ranges but I suspect it's a somewhat random moniker. It should not be confused with the more official Boundary Peak near the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park.

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
3rd Class

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Boundary Peak was the highest point on Wietse and my 21km, 1700m+, 10.5 hour Porcupine Loop traverse. As we started the seemingly long trek from Crown Peak towards Boundary Ridge, we were starting to realize that this is a pretty big day - especially for a bunch of front range, unofficial summits. It was also a gorgeous day. Perfect for ridge hiking in every way. No wind. Not too hot. Great views. We were enjoying ourselves very much as we dropped to a low point between Crown and Tiara before starting back up yet another scree / rock ridge slope on the traverse.

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,400
Summit Elevation (ft): 
7,875
Elevation Gain (m): 
1700
Round Trip Time: 
10.50
Total Distance (km): 
21.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

No major difficulties from Crown Peak to Boundary Peak. Some easy scrambling around steeper areas on the ridge with some exposure.