Uncle Roddus Tramping Diary: Tramp No 32
Mt Enys - 30th November 2003
The black route marked on this map is NOT the route we took that day, that was a later and much harder trip.
Uncle Roddus's first long climb up this 2194M peak in the Cragiburn range with an accumulated height gain of around 1500M, this was on the harder end of the spectrum for me. Ten hardy CTC trampers left from the Memorial on the Olympic Skifield access road on a warm and blue sky day for the first slog up to the Knuckles, where we had out first scrog stop. Continuing up the ridge via points 1284 and 1461, we then had lunch at point 1714 before the last slog to the top, which we achieved about 3PM, with Uncle Roddus being the last one there. Of course being the last one up, entailed a very quick rest and feed before we were off again for the descent. Heading north along the ridge to about point 1964, we dropped down a good and long scree where we undid 5 hours climbing in about 20 minutes or less before hitting the road again for a 4 KM wombled back to the cars. Uncle Roddus appears to have forgotten his camera again for this trip but did get sent some photos from one of the other trampers.
|First scrog stop at the Knuckles, Mt Enys in the background.|
Idiots in the mountains.