Poboktan Mountain


Trip Details
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Trip Date: 
Saturday, October 17, 2015
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Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties with good route finding. LONG day trip though!

Trip Report

The weather in mid October 2015 was sublime. So sublime, in fact, that with the weekend fast approaching, I found myself invited on a number of trips that would normally be done in the summer - certainly not in the last half of October! Phil and I have been on a bit of a roll the past month, so it seemed appropriate to continue on it that vibe. Poboktan Mountain first came onto my radar while climbing Mount Brazeau with Ben this past August. As the sun was setting on us near the summit of the 11,000er, we got a great glimpse of Poboktan's twin summits and they looked wonderful. I wondered aloud if Poboktan was a scramble or a climb, but neither Ben nor I knew anything about it at the time. Since then, I've also had a great view of the other side of Poboktan from Mount Stewart and Mount Willis.


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This is an awesomely detailed description Vern! I'm highly considering doing this...not as a 15h marathon though. Is the trail from waterfalls campground to the base of Poboktan fairly straightforward and easy to follow?

Thanks man - the trail from the waterfalls campground is definitely straightforward and very easy to follow. The campground is pretty nice too.

Your skills at mountain photography are remarkable. Thanks!

Thanks David - appreciate the kudos.

Considering doing this - how steep would you say it is compared to something like fossil or skoki mountains? Would you bother taking an ice axe for lingering snow, or is the slope fairly gentle?

Loved this TR though, it's crazy that such a big mountain doesn't see more climbers.

Hey Jeremy - I think an ax might be handy but it's really not that steep. It is a beautiful peak. Enjoy! It's very comparable to both Fossil and Skoki but much bigger obviously. ;)

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