I used Matt Gunn's fantastic book called "Scrambles" for information on this hike. It is a great resource for this and all other scrambles in Southwestern BC! If you don't have it and you are looking for trails that are more challenging and have great rewards buy it!
Follow the trail at the end of the parking lot, it will slightly descend to the south over a footbridge crossing a stream. From here follow the path as it zig-zags through a wooded area up to the Cheam-Lady col. Just before the col you will head to your right and up the slope towards Lady. Continue following the faint trail and cairns. Scramble up the scree until you make the ridge, the trail will appear and disappear continuously. Once on the ridge turn right and follow the knife-edge ridgeline. There are a few areas where basic rockclimbing skills would be a bonus. A large pinnacle of rock(gendarme) will appear on your left. Pass it on your right. DO NOT ATTEMPT IF NOT EQUIPT WITH THE PROPER SKILLS!! The skill level is equal to that of climbing the West Lion. Once past this obstacle continue scrambling until reaching the final summit block. The summit is about 1.25 hrs from the col. Elevation gain is 738 m (2421 ft). Summit elevation is 2178 m (7146 ft). We did this route in the snow. Please do not attempt this climb without the proper gear or skill level. This is definately more of a mental hike than a physically demanding one.
Start from Mt. Cheam parking lot. High clearance 4x4 required! The FSR is in bad shape this year so be careful when driving up it!
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