Door Jamb Mountain to Loder Peak to Unnamed

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Door Jamb Mountain
  • Location: Canmore
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Height: 1,980 m (6,496 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 650 m (2,133 ft)
  • Distance: 4.8 km / Round Trip (3.0 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 15.2°
  • Estimated Time: 2-4 hrs
  • Technicality: Intermediate
  • Fitness Level: Easy
Pink line is the actual track I took which was recorded by my GPS. This stats is only to Door Jamb Mountain. For complete stats, please see page 3.

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Unlike the day before the brutal wind was back in mountains. However the temperature was above 0 I believe and the strong wind was creating interesting clouds. I believe it was Chinook wind.

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Loder Peak
  • Location: Canmore
  • Activity: Scrambling
  • Height: 2,097 m (6,880 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 830 m (2,723 ft)
  • Distance: 9.9 km / Loop (6.1 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 9.5°
  • Estimated Time: 3-6 hrs
  • Technicality: Intermediate
  • Fitness Level: Easy
Add 0.75 km and 70 m elevation gain from Loder Peak to GR303619. Add 3.1 km and 300 m elevation gain from GR303619 to the end of my route. Door Jamb Mountain on the left. After Door Jamb I did not have enough energy or courage to keep going to Loder.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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I thought it was very interesting. The orange sky remained so long at the end of horizon. I think I was seeing sunrise slowly moving to West.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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At the summit of Loder Peak. The boundary of the Rockies and prairie.

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At the summit of Loder Peak. From here we still kept going to North via ridge on the right of this picture. If you are looking for information on Door Jamb or Loder, you won't find much from my trip report… Sorry. We kinda went through these 2 peaks so quickly.

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At a small peak where I identified as GR303619. My plan was to get to these 2 peaks. Left peak actually has nickname I found out. It is called' "Goat Mountain." Bobspirko have tried this one from NE ridge but they failed. We failed from S ridge. Does anyone know how to get there? The left peak doesn't even have nickname I think. Actually maybe it is still part of Goat Mountain.

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I was so fascinated with clouds that day.

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What a beautiful clouds and yes of course Ali has to be in part of the picture at the right bottom corner.

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At waypoint "Crux Ridge." Technicality of scramble after this point is expert.3. We first tried to traverse this snow slope, but snow was too easy to break and I was worried it won't support our weight especially if we slide. The cliff band was only 5 m away and none of us have much experience doing this kind of stuff, we decided not to traverse this snow covered terrain.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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Instead we did what we knew the best. We scramblers scramble!!
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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What an awesome shot Ali!!
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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There were waves of rock bands anywhere between difficult scramble to close to climber's scramble (or maybe not climber's, but IS climber's)

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The last rock band before the top of ridge. This one was too difficult for us to do. It was vertical even though it doesn't look steep in this picture. Has to be confident rock climbers to do this one.

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Group picture. Ali and me.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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Going back. As you can see after the waypoint "Crux Ridge" it is narrow and exposed.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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Ali walking on top of a pointy rock slab.

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More scary scrambles!!
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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Finally the last down climb.

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We decided to use Jura Creek Trail for our descent. There were cool pools. I am little confused about the name. "Pools False Fault" or just "False Fault" or "Pools False"…?

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Ice in the pool. The small bubbles were trapped inside.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)


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