7 - 8
FATMAP difficulty grade
Trail starts at the parking lot just north of Lions Bay.
A steep residential road on the north side leads to a trail that winds upwards to the forest service road.
Just before descending to Alberta Creek, the trail turns uphill sharply.
It's a steep climb for a couple hours until you make the ridge proper.
Here the trail mellows out through small meadows between the trees.
Continue along as the trail gets rocky.
There are some steeper sections of very easy scrambling where you might need to use a hand.
Some sections are bypassable by sticking more to the trees.
Look for well trodden paths.
It's also advisable to not go up something you aren't comfortable down climbing.
If you find yourself using to hands, backtrack as you are probably off course.
The route is often done with snowshoes in the winter as well.
Be warned though as the cornices that form are huge, and claimed the lives of 5 people a couple years ago.