Mount Fisher July 10, 2015 aka Fisher Peak Scramble Cranbrook


Mount Fisher Scramble crux move just below summit ridge aka Fisher Peak by Cranbrook


Mount Fisher  Pics  aka Fisher Peak

Hot day so we started early – left car at 7 and on top in 4 hours and 10 mins including breaks.  Three hours 20 min down. Good trail all the way but steep. About 1400 m and 8 km RT.  Followed trail right into talus around one buttress but then back left into sparse trees to go around main headwall with waterfall. Good trail LH side over headwall and past LH side of 2 tarns with lots of campsites and firepits.  Follow trail through upper valley to scree slope that leads up to col. Some more solid ledges to right of scree but stay left near top to avoid pillars on col ridge.  Trail from col leads out right onto South face and zig zags up ledges until face narrows to ridge. Follow cairns and yellow/black markers.  Some easy scramble over ledges and a couple moderate moves on LH side of ridge just below summit ridge.  Two bolts for safety if wet. Stanley Cup has been up here twice Scott Niedermayer 2000 Devils + 2007 Ducks.

For some more info on scrambling Fisher read these thoughts

One quote ” the climb has been unofficially done in one hour and 10 minutes by Wycliffe mountain man Chris Lague,  a friend of local hiking legend Denny Kerr, who’s made it in one hour 18 minutes and climbed the lofty spire a grand total of 138 times (official). Kerr, in fact, recently installed some sign markers and two metal hand-hold rings on the upper slopes of Fisher near the summit to aid climbers thanks to some money provided by Victoria.”

About Bill Kerr

Weekend climber, scrambler and backcountry skier from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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