Crown Mountain Climber's Log

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distressbark - Aug 14, 2016 11:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

Crown Mountain  Sucess!

Grouse Grind up to the lodge then followed the standard trail all the way to the summit. 5,400 feet of elevation gain made for tiring day.

jason_dee - Jan 30, 2014 12:18 pm

Crown via GG  Sucess!

Climbed the Grouse Grind before heading into the valley and coming back up to Crown.


JoshNV - Jan 17, 2012 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2011

Winter scramble  Sucess!

Hiked up to the summit of Crown on a wintery but sunny day. Started at the bottom of "the cut" hike (old chairlift)in North Van, at the top of Skyline Drive. Brought snowshoes but didn't put them on. Crampons would have been useful at the top as it was icy. Was happy to have my ice axe. Great views and a lovely pint at Grouse headquarters afterwards!


ClimberMan420 - Dec 13, 2007 10:48 pm

Nice hike

The second time I was up I soloed up some really fun 4th class climbing onto the exposed ridge and then up to summit. from part about 10min past Crown Pass while traversing across rock field head up bluffs and cliffs picking your own route. There are some old bolts and pitons around to.


hans.schenk - Sep 23, 2007 12:15 pm

First Mountain in BC  Sucess!

During my sabbatical in Vancouver in 2004, I climbed this solo. I took the bus and ferry from my house to Grouse Mountain, did the Grouse Grind and hoofed on over to Crown. The route was steeper than I anticipated, but I loved the view from the top. The summit cliffs were quite breathtaking! On the way down, I took the tram at Grouse Mountain.


Alpine72 - Jan 11, 2006 8:00 am

Route Climbed: Standard route via Grouse Date Climbed: Oct 1st 2005  Sucess!

Picked this off on our way to climbing the Camel, a rocky block with a low 5th summit pitch.

albertawind - Jun 15, 2005 1:53 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Every Month  Sucess!

My old stomping ground, where I learned many things about mountains and weather. Great to see it on this website. I've been up Crown so many times I can't even count them. Most memorable trip was during a snowstorm with zero visibility, solo, and I heard a loud "whomp" followed by a roar like thunder. I turned around and went back to the Grouse Nest for a beer.

Peak Freak

Peak Freak - May 25, 2005 3:18 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: May 21, 2005  Sucess!

Wonderful day out with Andrej & Sarah. Took my favourite alternate route up Grouse (hate the crowds on the Grind). Still a bit of snow between Dam & Crown. I suspect there would have been more in a heavier snow year. This year the rock scrambles were nice & clear.


tlogan - Mar 20, 2004 7:18 am

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: April 8 1994  Sucess!

made it to the top of Dam and started my descent into the valley but deep fog forced me back.


tlogan - Oct 30, 2003 5:19 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 4 1997  Sucess!

It was alot fo fun to return to the very first true peak I ever scaled. It had been six long years and this time the weather was far more friendly. The mountain still impressed itself upon me with its size and aestheitc appeal. A helluva day in the coast mountains.


tlogan - Jan 24, 2003 9:38 am

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: Oct 23 1991 and July 4 1997  Sucess!

The first time I summited Crown was with a good friend. We climbed it in ratty old Nikes, toting gym bags slung onto our backs like makeshift packs. We were woefully unprepared. We spent the night on the shoulder near the eastern end where the temps plummeted to -20 or so in the night, the spring tent wasn't cutting it. Overall it was a great experience though, one I wouldn't exchange for anything. I was much happier being there than attending the commencement ceremony back in Ontario.

The second time I was far more prepared and gained the summit after losing my way for a few minutes as I descended to the valley floor from Dam. It was a beautiful day and the views of downtown Vancouver were excellent. I enjoyed the little waterfalls that cascaded down the peak, they were great for wetting the hair and re-filling my water bottle.

A great rugged peak, well worth the time invested to get there.

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