June 15 2013 – Great conditions made for an excellent ascent of Cypress Peak between Whistler and squamish BC. The logging road was in much better condition than we expected and had no problem driving to the end in a Ford Escape.
The hardest part of the day was 100m from the road when we had to cross the river. Finding a small damn we were able to jump across. Making quick time up easy snow we got a little of route and found ourselves on the edge of the glacier, which we quickly avoided not having packed any ropes.
More easy snow up and gaining the ridge(2h). The short ‘crux’ section was a little exposed but easy ledges with lots of variations make for easy scrambling (easier on the right). The crux could be bypassed by traversing the snow around right which is steep at points.
After the ‘crux’, easy snow and scrambling gained the summit (20min).
Descent was easy and fast, glissading almost right back to the truck(1h).