Doorjamb, Loder, Goat Peaks -- Jun 19, 2008

Elevation Gain: 1000 meters (3280 feet)

Climbed by: me solo.

I did this one myself after having learned about it from a fellow on the last scramble I did, on Yamnuska. He had only done Doorjamb, but I figured I'd be able to tag at least Doorjamb and Loder, and that I'd scope out Goat. The routes to Doorjamb and Loder are both very slabby. This was a warm, dry day so the slab was nice and grippy. If it had been raining, perhaps it would have been less enjoyable.

I got to Loder peak in fairly short order, so decided to continue along to Goat peak. This was the most interesting part of the trip, by far! The trail was sparse, there was some snow I needed to kick steps in, and of course some airy ridge walking (which is one of my favourite things).

I was debating descending Goat on the Yamnuska side and decided not to solely because I didn't relish the idea of a 6-7km (or more) walk back to the car. Little did I know at the time that there is an area on that descent which needs to be rappelled off, and I didn't have a rope, so I'd have had to walk back the way I came anyway.

I am keen to try this one again, with a rope, to complete the traverse. It should be done with more than one person so a car can be parked at each end!