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==Trips by Location==
 
==Trips by Location==
  
*[[North Shore]]
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*[[North Shore]] ''North Vancouver, West Vancouver''
*[[Tri-Cities]]
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*[[Tri-Cities]] ''Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody''
 
*[[Squamish]]
 
*[[Squamish]]
 
*[[Whistler]]
 
*[[Whistler]]
 
*[[Duffey Lake]]
 
*[[Duffey Lake]]
*[[Fraser Valley]]
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*[[Fraser Valley]] ''Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack''
 
*[[Coquihalla Summit]]
 
*[[Coquihalla Summit]]
 
*[[Washington State]]
 
*[[Washington State]]
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See the [[guidebooks]] page.
 
See the [[guidebooks]] page.
 
  
 
==Grading==
 
==Grading==

Revision as of 05:08, 7 March 2005

Trips by Type

Trips by Location

Guidebooks

See the guidebooks page.

Grading

The usual system for rating a trip's difficulty has two components. One rates how strenuous a trip is, and the other rates technical difficulty. The technical rating is based on the Yosemite Decimal System, extended to include skiing.

For physical difficulty


A: easy - up to 5 hours of travel per day
B: moderate - 5 to 8 hours of travel per day
C: hard - 8 to 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, etc
D: extreme - more than 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, rough terrain, etc.

For technical difficulty


1: on-trail hiking or skiing - good trails
2: off trail hiking, rock scrambling, skiing moderate slopes, straightforward glacier travel. Extremely rugged (north shore) hiking trails may be included here.
3: easy climbing (usually not roped, but pulling on handholds required), skiing steep slopes (up to 30 degrees or so), glacier travel in broken terrain.
4: moderate climbing, usually with a rope. Difficult high mountain skiing.
5: technical rock climbing, extreme skiing
6: aid climbing

Sometimes two technical difficulty grades are used, where a trip has a short difficult section but it mostly at the easier grade. (see Black Tusk Example Below)

Examples

  • Black Tusk B2(3)
  • Wedge Mountain North Arete C3
  • Mount Baker, Coleman-Deming route B2
  • Mount Seymour Hike A1
  • Alpha Mountain, east ridge C3(5)