Difference between revisions of "Trip ideas"

From VOC Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Guidebooks)
 
(48 intermediate revisions by 13 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
Ideas for [[Car Free Trips |car free trips]].
+
==General History==
 +
[[Ski Touring in the Southern B.C. Coast Ranges]]  
  
See the following page about [[illegal trips]]
+
==Trips by Type==
  
==Guidebooks==
+
*[[Hiking trips]]
 +
*[[Scrambling trips]]
 +
*[[Mountaineering trips]]
 +
*[[Rock climbing trips]]
 +
*[[Skiing trips]]
 +
*[[Paddling trips]]
 +
*[[Hot spring trips]]
 +
*[[Bike trips]]
 +
*[[Car free trips]]
 +
*[[Illegal trips]]
 +
*[[Vancouver Island caving|Caving]]
  
See the [[guidebooks]] page.
+
==Trips by Location==
  
==Hiking==
+
*[[North Shore]] ''North Vancouver, West Vancouver''
 +
*[[Tri-Cities]] ''Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody''
 +
*[[Squamish]]
 +
*[[Whistler]]
 +
*[[Duffey Lake]]
 +
*[[Fraser Valley]] ''Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack''
 +
*[[Coquihalla Summit]]
 +
*[[Washington State]]
 +
*[[Nearby islands]]
 +
*[[Manning Park]]
 +
*[[Cathedral Park]]
  
Daytrips from Vancouver:
+
==Ski Routes by Map==
  
* [[Backside Trail of the Chief]]
+
[[image:overview.gif|left|overview map]]
* [[Needle Peak]]
+
* [[Mount Seymour / Mount Elsay]]
+
* [[West Lion]]
+
* [[Golden Ears]]
+
* [[Mount Brunswick]]
+
* [[Mount Harvey]]
+
* [[Williams Peak]]
+
* [[Rainbow Mountain]]
+
* [[Mount Rohr]]
+
* [[Colliseum Mountain]]
+
* [[Crown Mountain]]
+
  
Weekend trips from Vancouver :
+
{{ski guide links}}
 
+
* [[Howe Sound Crest Trail]]
+
* [[Garibaldi Lake and Black Tusk]]
+
* [[Three Borthers Mtn]] ''(Manning Park)''
+
* [[Russet Lake]]
+
* [[Salal Creek and Athelney Pass]]
+
 
+
Longer hikes :
+
 
+
* [[West Coast Trail]]
+
* [[Stein Valley]]
+
* [[South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park]] ''(Gun Creek and Spruce Lake Area)''
+
* [[Indian Arm Loop Trail]]
+
 
+
==Backcountry Skiing==
+
 
+
Some good areas for daytrips:
+
* [[Diamond Head]]
+
* [[Mount Sproat]] near Whistler
+
* [[Mount Rohr]] 1 or 2 days
+
* [[Cayoosh Mountain]] 1 or 2 days
+
* [[Needle Peak]] 1 or 2 days
+
* [[Zoa Peak]]
+
 
+
Good weekend trips:
+
* [[Rainbow Mountain]]
+
* [[Caspar Creek]]
+
* [[Steep Creek]]
+
 
+
A lot of backcountry skiing in the coast range revolves around going to [[huts]].  Some good huts to visit for backcountry skiing are:
+
 
+
* [[Brian Waddington Hut]]
+
* [[Burton Hut]]
+
* [[Keith's Hut]]
+
* [[Wendy Thompson Hut]]
+
* [[Elfin Lakes Shelter]]
+
 
+
There are also a number of popular ski traverses near vancouver :
+
 
+
* [[Garibaldi Neve Traverse]] usually takes 2-4 days.
+
* [[Spearhead Traverse]] usually takes 2-5 days.
+
  
 +
==Guidebooks==
  
Trips to and traverses of big icefields are usually reserved for the spring, but sometimes undertaken mid winter.  The following have been done by club members in recent years.
+
For printed guidebooks, see the [[guidebooks]] page.
  
* [[Pemberton Icefield]] 1 week
+
There are a number of good online resources as well:
* [[Waddington Icefield]] 2-3 weeks
+
*[http://www.bivouac.com bivouac.com]
* [[Lillooet Icefield]] 2 weeks
+
*[http://www.trailpeak.com trailpeak.com] trail database
* [[Monarch Icefield]] 2 weeks
+
*[http://clubtread.com/routes/ Clubtread.com] trail wiki
* [[Misty Icefield]]
+
*[http://www.vancouvertrails.com/ Vancouver Trails]
 +
*[http://trailscanada.com/english/00_home_e.cfm Trailscanada.com]- mostly ontario-centric, but has some BC stuff too
 +
*[http://www.hikipedia.com/ hikipedia]- a wiki dedicated to hikes in Washington State
  
==Rock Climbing==
+
==Grading==
  
Climbing within weekend range of Vancouver revolves around [[Squamish Rock | Squamish]]. Beyond that, possible destinations are :
+
{{Main|grades}}
  
* [[Skaha]] outside of Penticton
+
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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosemite_Decimal_System Yosemite Decimal System], extended to include skiing.
* [[Leavenworth]] in Washington
+
* [[Frenchman's Coulee]] in Washington
+
* [[Smith Rock]] in Oregon
+
* [[Red Rocks]] just outside Las Vegas, Nevada
+
* [[Joshua Tree]] California.
+
* [[Canadian Rockies]]
+
==Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing==
+
  
'''Sea to Sky Corridor'''
+
===For physical difficulty===
  
There's tons of worthwhile objectives in the Sea to Sky Corridor north of Squamish.
+
{| border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0"
 +
|- align="center" style="background-color: #cccccc;"
 +
!Class
 +
!Difficulty
 +
!Description
 +
|-
 +
|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|A
 +
|Easy
 +
|Up to 5 hours of travel per day
 +
|-
 +
|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|B
 +
|Moderate
 +
|5 to 8 hours of travel per day
 +
|-
 +
|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|C
 +
|Hard
 +
|8 to 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, etc
 +
|-
 +
|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|D
 +
|Extreme
 +
|More than 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, rough terrain, etc.
 +
|}
  
* [[Wedgemount Lake Area]]
+
===For technical difficulty===
* [[Joffre Group]]
+
* [[Sky Pilot]]
+
* [[Tantalus Range]]
+
  
'''Fraser Valley'''
 
  
* [[Chilliwack Valley]]
+
{| border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0"
* [[Chehalis]]
+
|- align="center" style="background-color: #cccccc;"
* [[Anderson River]]
+
!Class
* [[Coquihalla]]
+
!Hiking/Climbing
 +
!Skiing
 +
!Glaciers
 +
|-
 +
|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|1
 +
|on-trail hiking
 +
|trail skiing and only gentle slopes
 +
|no glacier travel
 +
|-
 +
|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|2
 +
|off trail hiking, rock scrambling.  Extremely rugged (north shore) hiking trails may be included here.
 +
|skiing moderate slopes
 +
|straightforward glacier travel.
 +
|-
 +
|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|3
 +
|easy climbing (usually not roped, but pulling on handholds required), glacier travel in broken terrain
 +
|skiing sustained steep slopes (30 degrees) with sections that can be very steep (40 degrees)
 +
|glacier travel in broken terrain, bridged crevasses, icefalls, etc.
 +
|-
 +
|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|4
 +
|moderate climbing, usually with a rope and placing occaisional protection.
 +
|Difficult high mountain skiing.  Sustained steep slopes combined with crevasse hazards, terrain traps, etc.
 +
|Belayed Ice climbing on steep ice slopes placing ice screws for protection
 +
|-
 +
|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|5
 +
|technical rock climbing.  Difficulty is graded using the YDS system or other rating systems
 +
|extreme skiing, may involve rappels over cornices or cliffs
 +
|Technical ice climbing.  Difficulty is graded using water ice gradings such as WI3, WI4, WI5, etc.
 +
|-
 +
|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|6
 +
|aid climbing
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|}
  
 +
'''Note about glacier travel:'''  If a trip is rated ''Class 2'' or ''Class 3'', that does not necesarily mean that there will be glacier travel involved.  Rather, if there is glacier travel then the ''Class 2'' grade implies that it will be easy glacier travel.
  
'''Washington State'''
+
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)
  
* [[Mount Baker]]
+
===Examples===
* [[Mount Shuksan]]
+
*Black Tusk B2(3)
* [[Glacier Peak]]
+
*Wedge Mountain North Arete C3
* [[Mount Rainier]]
+
*Mount Baker, Coleman-Deming route B2
* [[Washington Pass]]
+
*[[Mount Seymour|Mount Seymour Hike]] A1
* [[North Cascades National Park]]
+
*Alpha Mountain, east ridge C3(5)
  
'''Other'''
+
==External Links==
* [[Cathedral Provincial Park]] ''near Keremeos''
+
* [[The Bugaboos]]
+
* [[Salal Creek Wall]] ''in the upper Lillooet Valley''
+
  
==On Campus==
+
[http://www.ubc-voc.com/mediawiki/images/5/59/Decision_making_for_wilderness_leaders_Strategies%2C_Traps_and_teaching_methods.pdf Decision making for wilderness leaders: Strategies, Traps and teaching methods (PDF)]
  
If you can get your fix through a brief stint climbing on anthropogenic surfaces...
 
  
* [[VOC climbing wall]]
+
[[Category:Trip Ideas]]
* [[Bouldering at UBC | Bouldering]]
+
* [[UBC buildering]]
+

Latest revision as of 14:17, 27 January 2015

General History

Ski Touring in the Southern B.C. Coast Ranges

Trips by Type

Trips by Location

Ski Routes by Map

overview map

(A) Omer lakes & Loch Lomond
(B) Mount Sedgwick
(C) Mamquam
(D) Alice Ridge
(E) Diamond Head & Neve Traverse
(F) Brohm Ridge
(G) Sphinx Bay & Neve Traverse
(H) Black Tusk Meadows
(I) Helm Creek & Cheakamus Lake
(J) Singing Pass (Via Trail) & Singing Pass (Via Lift) & Spearhead Traverse
(K) Rethel Creek
(L) Cloudburst Mountain
(M) Brew Hut & Powder-Cap Traverse
(N) Brandywine Mountain & Metal Dome
(O) Powder-Cap Traverse
(P) Callaghan Lake, Telemagique Ridge & Powder-Cap Traverse
(Q) Rainbow Mountain, Beverley Creek, Puma Peak, Gin Peak & Mount Sproatt
(R) Pemberton Ice Cap
(S) Overseer
(T) Ipsoot Mountain
(U) Tenquille Lake
(V) McGillivray Pass
(W) Lizzie Lake
(X) Microwave Road
(NA) Frosty Mountain

Guidebooks

For printed guidebooks, see the guidebooks page.

There are a number of good online resources as well:

Grading

Main article: grades

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

Class Difficulty Description
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

Class Hiking/Climbing Skiing Glaciers
1 on-trail hiking trail skiing and only gentle slopes no glacier travel
2 off trail hiking, rock scrambling. Extremely rugged (north shore) hiking trails may be included here. skiing moderate slopes straightforward glacier travel.
3 easy climbing (usually not roped, but pulling on handholds required), glacier travel in broken terrain skiing sustained steep slopes (30 degrees) with sections that can be very steep (40 degrees) glacier travel in broken terrain, bridged crevasses, icefalls, etc.
4 moderate climbing, usually with a rope and placing occaisional protection. Difficult high mountain skiing. Sustained steep slopes combined with crevasse hazards, terrain traps, etc. Belayed Ice climbing on steep ice slopes placing ice screws for protection
5 technical rock climbing. Difficulty is graded using the YDS system or other rating systems extreme skiing, may involve rappels over cornices or cliffs Technical ice climbing. Difficulty is graded using water ice gradings such as WI3, WI4, WI5, etc.
6 aid climbing

Note about glacier travel: If a trip is rated Class 2 or Class 3, that does not necesarily mean that there will be glacier travel involved. Rather, if there is glacier travel then the Class 2 grade implies that it will be easy glacier travel.

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)

External Links

Decision making for wilderness leaders: Strategies, Traps and teaching methods (PDF)