Buller Creek (Pass) Peak

Interesting Facts: 

Named by Andrew Nugara after Buller Creek.

Trip Category: 
OT - Off-Trail Hiking
Technical Difficulty Level: 
6
Endurance Level: 
Med
YDS Class: 
Hiking

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018

After a sublime day on Mount Denny the day before, I was not keen on sitting out the rest of the weekend despite a pretty dismal weather forecast. After downgrading objectives a few times, I settled on an easy scramble / hike to Buller Creek Peak as outlined in Andrew Nugara's, More Scrambles guidebook. The weather was looking pretty gray as I parked in the Buller Creek / Pass parking lot along the Spray Lakes road but as I got ready I noticed a ton of vehicles pulling into the lot behind me. Apparently I wasn't the only one determined to get out despite the clouds and rain! As I marched out of the lot towards the trail head, I was surprised to recognize two of the folks in a large group of hikers. Kev Papke and Bill Kerr were leading a large group up Red Peak - a summit I'd already done in 2015 with KC and Hanneke. After a quick chat with them, I continued to the trail and started the hike to South Buller Pass.

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,700
Elevation Gain (m): 
900
Round Trip Time: 
5.00
Total Distance (km): 
15.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties for experienced hikers or beginner scramblers. Most of the route is on an excellent approach trail.