Ochre Spring Peak

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Interesting Facts: 

Named by So Nakagawa in 2011 after the nearby Ochre Spring / Paint Pots natural historical area in Kootenay National Park.

Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
Med
YDS Class: 
Hiking

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Saturday, June 2 2018 was looking like a mixed bag of Spring weather. Phil and I decided to play it easy and get out for an "exercise day" - hopefully one with some great views. Phil had put Ochre Spring Peak on our list a while ago already, but I'd never paid it much attention until the Matt's (Hobbs and Clay) recently posted trip reports on it, demonstrating some pretty sweet views.. Phil agreed that this was likely the best time of year to do it and since it has a very short approach and easy slopes, having snow in the ascent gully would be perfect.

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,777
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,111
Elevation Gain (m): 
1350
Round Trip Time: 
6.00
Total Distance (km): 
13.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 1 : you fall, you're stupid
Difficulty Notes: 

An off-trail hike, barely a scramble at all. Some steep scree / dinner plate near the summit ridge.