Mt Arrowsmith Climber's Log

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crazycaver - Aug 24, 2022 1:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2022

Stranded in a Gulley

Climbed the west ridge accessed from the Main Gulley route. We ran out of time and changed our route and tried to descended via an un named gulley west of Judges route. Ran into a snow moat and got stranded and spent a cold night on the mountain.


crazycaver - Aug 24, 2022 1:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2022

Mt Arrowsmith  Sucess!

Summited via Judges route.


Alpinefox27 - Sep 19, 2019 9:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2018


Maybe a handful may have made it up today. Those who didn’t brave the crazy weather this mountain attracted. Full blown snow storm in June! Welcome to Alpine hiking! Super slick and cold. We were slightly underdressed for the conditions which made for a quick summit. Envying the well geared hikers with their hot chocolate. Hiked back into Spring at the base of Judges Route.

tekyjeff - Jun 11, 2019 12:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2019

Hat found at the top  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed Judges Route for the first time on Sunday. Great climb. Great weather. Very little snow left, but a few flakes falling on us as we reached the top. Found a hat at the top. Seems brand new. Anyone lose one in the past few days? Describe it (make, colour, description) and it's yours.

Cleon - Aug 19, 2016 4:17 am

A favorite  Sucess!

Multiple assents, all from the Cokely Ridge. Two most memorable, sliding down a small snowfield with my cousins, and second, getting to the last scramble before the summit with my German Sheppard and trying to climb it with him draped over the top of my pack! He wasn't enjoying the exposure any more than me, but he was even more annoyed when I tied him to a bush and bagged the summit by myself. Best views on southern Vancouver Island!


walkingtrashcan - Sep 18, 2012 1:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

Judgement Day  Sucess!

4 friends and I did a quick afternoon hike via Judges. One of them was from AUS and had never touched snow before. I found a gully just north of the main summit that had a big icy block of snow preserved by the shadow. I enjoyed watching him try to walk on it in his sneakers. Made my day.


jamesmh - Oct 3, 2010 2:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

Bad judgement route  Sucess!

Hiked an awesome loop route, climbing the judges route and then downclimbing the Nose, traversing the bumps and descending the saddle trail (after a quick pitch up Coakely). Remind me to bring a rope for the Nose next time. Downclimbing it without pro was one of those things that I knew we _could_ do, but probably shouldn't.


jamesmh - Oct 3, 2010 2:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Rainy day  Sucess!

Did the judges route up and back on a rainy day. Managed to eek a few views out of Port Alberni and Sproat Lake.

CanadianSteve - May 11, 2009 12:49 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

fun climb  Sucess!

Made the summit via Judges route, beautiful day but cloudy at the top! Soft snow lower down, near the top it was firmer which made travel easier.


oconnellr - Nov 16, 2008 1:57 am Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008

wet and windy November  Sucess!

Standard Judges Route to the summit. Nice and straightforward but typical November weather meant lots of cloud, drizzle, and wind. Also went up Dec 13 via Main Snow Gully - lots of fun, but deep snow can make the approach trying


mountainmatt - Nov 29, 2007 3:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2001

Mt Arrowsmith  Sucess!

Climbed Arrowsmith on a blue bird day in Mid September 2001 after a wonderful week in the Olympic Mountains. Vancouver Island is amazing...


camerona91 - Nov 24, 2006 4:29 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2006

Winter ascent  Sucess!

Went up the Judge's Route in the winter. There was a lot of snow and windy weather! A nice mountain. Good variety of routes. Good for training. I have only been up it in the winter via Judges Route, the Main Snow Gully and the Lost Gully. Summer via the Nose. Have also climbed at the Ice Box which is some decent 15 m steep waterfall ice when it forms up. Saw a summit view my 4th time on the summit.


ilikemtns - Nov 7, 2006 11:30 pm

fun area  Sucess!

by many different routes, sometimes i hit the top sometimes not. Some sweet storms in the winter.


edsco - Jul 10, 2006 4:17 am

training ground

Multiple ascents as well with fairly good luck weather wise. Something for everyone here.

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Apr 20, 2006 11:37 pm

Misty mountain  Sucess!

Multiple ascents. Sometimes to the top, sometimes not. After 15 years climbing on Arrowsmith the weather finally let me see the view from the top in May 2007.

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