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Cayoosh Dome

On July 28th, 2023 Nick, Sarah, Rich, And I decided to go explore the back end of North Joffre Creek for a nice alpine ramble. We settled on climbing the Cayoosh Dome. Paul Mcsorley climbed a route up one of the West Facing buttresses at a grade of 5.9 with some low-5th class ridge rambling. We figured it would offer up nice views and some pleasant climbing and scrambling. Below is a brief photo essay from a pleasant day of rambling in the mountains with friends.

Cayoosh Dome (right hand skyline)
Sarah and Rich on the approach
The impressive and classic Mouses Tooth

Rich and the Queen of the Duffey, Mount Matier

Wild flowers blooming in the basin below Olds and Oleg

Some excellent clean granite and some shot sections of shrubbery describe the route. Here Rich enjoys both.

Rich scrambles toward the summit of the Cayoosh Dome on sound stone with good views.

A short low 5th class step near the summit. Photo: Rich So

Sarah and Nick appreciating the silence of the Cayoosh Range

A family of six mountain goats nearing the summit of the Mouses Tooth. A great conclusion to the day during our descent.

The West Ridge of Cayoosh Dome was a worthwhile outing. A relatively short approach, Moderate climbing, pleasant scrambling, and excellent views are all part of this little adventure. Not to mention there is plenty of small but pleasant looking walls the the basin that have potential for 2-4 pitch trad routes on nice granite. We descended off of the summit by walking towards the place glacier and wrapped back around to the basin and the Mouses Tooth approach trail. Thank you Sarah, Rich and Nick for a nice day in the mountains!

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Nov 24, 2023

Nice to see it’s possible to explore this side of the highway. Great pics and especially of the ‘Queen of the Duffey’.

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