Brohm Ridge

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Difficulty Rating Beginner (Brohm Ridge) - Advanced (Garibaldi)
Road 11.5km (start of road) - 1km (end of road)
Route 5km (Brohm Ridge) - 10km (Garibaldi)
Starting Elevation 270m (start of road) - 1350m (end of road)
High Point 1948m (Brohm Ridge) - 2675m (Garibaldi)
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Access

The western end of Brohm Ridge has three distinct lobes.

The northern lobe is reached from the top of the Swift Creek FSR, and is occasionally used to gain access to Brohm Ridge.

The preferred modern routes for winter access is via the middle lobe, using a branch of Brohm River FSR. This approach has considerably less snowmobile traffic than the southern route. Follow Highway 99 North from Squamish, turn right on the Cheekye FSR before Brohm Lake (elevation 270m). Take the first major road left (Brohm River FSR). Follow this road for several kilometers in a northerly direction. Ignore two minor spurs on the left around the Km6 mark. Here the roads also switchbacks to a southerly direction (eventually the road rejoins the Cheekye FSR a couple of kilometers before a gate). For the route described here, take a left spur around Km7.4 (Brohm Ridge Branch, starts at 1005m elevation). Follow this spur road for about three kilometers to the end (elevation 1460m), ignoring a minor spur on the right in the first switchback. The road is 4wd-hc to about 1km from the end (approx. 1350m).

An alternative route gains the southern lobe of Brohm Ridge. Follow Cheekye FSR all the way to a gate (1350m) where the road goes between two minor summits. The road continues to the Black Tusk Snowmobile Club chalet. The road ends at around 1720m on Brohm Ridge. Expect a lot of snowmobile traffic in winter. The main advantage of this route is that the road goes right to the alpine, so it's easier to follow at night, or with a thin early season snowpack.

Route

The route from the end of the Brohm Ridge Branch FSR (on the middle lobe of Brohm Ridge) is partially flagged to the ridge crest, but the ridge is sufficiently well defined not to present any route finding difficulties.

Hazards

  1. Snowmobiles
  2. Glacier travel if continuing towards Mount Garibaldi.


Trail Conditions

Old route map

Topo of Area

Route at a Glance

Rating Map Refs Road Route Start Elevation High Point Technical Notes
Beginner 92 G/14 <12km/<3hrs 6km/2hrs 270-1320m (depending on snow level) 1800m Day trip, high use snowmobile area, end of road at 1320m