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Misty Nose
The clouds have now rolled in completely, and we can only partially see the nose route of Mt. Arrowsmith. It starts off slightly to the left of the ridgeline (through the vegetation), then climbs directly up the crest to the summit. Exposed in places for sure! [enlarge]
The Crux
This is the lower part of the 4th class crux section on the nose route of Mt. Arrowsmith. If you look closely, you can see one of the anchor / belay points that are provided. [enlarge]
The nose marks the crux of this entire route. It is exposed class 4 - but, two very solid belay stations are provided - one at the base of the 4th class section, and one at the top. With a rope and some simple belaying, it should not be too difficult for most people to climb this.

Scrambling back
A view of Jenn and her Dad scrambling back along the bumps on the way back down to the trailhead. [enlarge]
Scrambling Inneses
Jenn and Dad scrambling up a fun bit of Class 3 on the last "bump" [enlarge]
Summit in the mist
A view back towards the summit, showing clearly the weird missile-like marker on the sub-summit. [enlarge]
A glimpse to below
On the descent, we start to see holes into pretty sub-alpine scenery below. [enlarge]
Port Alberni
A view of Port Alberni from "the bumps" on Mount Arrowsmith. [enlarge]
Descent from the saddle
A view of the start of our descent down from the saddle between Mount Cokely and Mount Arrowsmith. [enlarge]
We lived!
Arriving back at the truck after a long day. We did not achieve the summit, but we did have a good day. Perhaps tomorrow..... [enlarge]
Climb Data - First Arrowsmith Climb
Start Time: 8:23a.m.
End Time: 3:55p.m.
Duration: 7h32m
Distance: 7.69 km (4.78 mi)
Average Speed: 1.0 km/hr (0.6 mph)
Start Elevation: 3424ft (1044m) *
Max Elevation: 5769ft (1758m) *
Min Elevation: 3421ft (1043m) *
End Elevation: 3430ft (1046m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 2419ft (737m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 2332ft (711m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Elevation Profile over Distance
A GPS-derived elevation graph of our Arrowsmith-via-the-nose hike, graphed over distance. [enlarge]
Elevation Profile over Time
A GPS-derived elevation graph of our Arrowsmith-via-the-nose hike, graphed over timetance. [enlarge]
Annotated Topo Map, Arrowsmith
This is an annotated topographic map of both our nose route and Judges route climbs of Mount Arrowsmith. The nose route is colored in blue, and the Judges route is colored in pink. [enlarge]
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