Rose, Mount


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,515
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,252
Elevation Gain (m): 
1500
Round Trip Time: 
10.50
Total Distance (km): 
31.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Distance and time is for Threepoint and Rose. Only difficulties are route finding and the large gains and distances involved.

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Trip Report

After a fairly straightforward route to the summit of Threepoint Mountain it was time to explore. Nugara is pretty sure in his guidebooks that there is "no direct route" from Threepoint over to Mount Rose, it's shorter neighbor to the south. He's right, of course. There is no direct scramble route. But when there's no direct route what do you do? Obviously you scout around a bit and look for an indirect one. The thing with Mount Rose is that while it's a nice enough little summit, surrounded by some very nice terrain, it's not really the sort of mountain you want to dedicate a whole day to ascend. Phil and I both remarked more than once that if we didn't get Rose with Threepoint we wouldn't be coming back for it any time soon. From the summit of Threepoint, there were a few obvious gullies to try on the ridge splitting south (skier's left) off the west ridge that Nugara recommends using for an alternate descent. We knew that the long band of cliffs running along this ridge were huge and even overhanging so the odds of these gullies working were slim. We also figured that for sure Nugara would have tried them - although if he did Threepoint in the winter he may not have bothered.

 


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