Smith Peak

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Interesting Facts: 

Named in 1960. Smith, Able Seaman Thomas Bernard (Able Seaman Smith, from Natal, BC, was killed in action during WW II.) Official name. (from

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YDS Class: 
3rd Class
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Trip Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
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Because we're suckers for punishment, we decided it would be a good idea to attempt a third peak in the Harrison area after coming down from Mount Folk on Sunday and after approaching and climbing Mount Harrison on Saturday. The only beta we had on the peak was from Rick Collier. Rick mentions an elk trail that they discovered on their descent and recommends using it and the easternmost ridge "curving to the south" to ascend the peak, rather than scrambling and bushwhacking up any of the other ridges. The parking spot for the ascent is not easy to spot while driving down the spur road because it is overgrown and disappears into the bush behind you as you drive past it. Steven noticed it or we may not have found it so easily! It was approximately at the 5km mark (from either direction). I had plugged in some GPS points so we knew approximately where it was which helped immensely in finding it. It's also possible that new logging spur roads can be driven up the other side of Harrison Creek so that you could in theory drive almost right to the bottom of the ascent ridge! But good luck figuring out how to do that without getting hopelessly lost or stuck. surprise


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Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

Another pretty easy summit in the vicinity of Harrison. Some route finding required to keep it 3rd class.