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Is it worth a whole day just to ride this ridgeline?

Sept. 10, 2021, 12:57 p.m.
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So a 3hr drive from Van to get there, a 2hr? pedal to the top or a part way shuttle and then a 30-60min? retrieval at the end. Full day just to do that one ride plus a crazy descent at the end of the ridge.

Worth it?

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 Last edited by: syncro on Sept. 10, 2021, 2:50 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
Sept. 10, 2021, 1:22 p.m.
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Need more info to determine ;) (cant quite figure out where it is)

looks worthwhile !

Sept. 10, 2021, 1:31 p.m.
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Posted by: gramm

Need more info to determine ;) (cant quite figure out where it is)

looks worthwhile !

real close to a cheap house

Sept. 10, 2021, 1:36 p.m.
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Do Share

Sept. 10, 2021, 1:41 p.m.
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Boston Bar area. 

There's some popular hiking/climbing routes in the area too. I've looked at it for a few years now, and it would be an epic ride. There's a spot out in Chilliwack that would be good too, but I like this one as the ridgeline views would better.


 Last edited by: syncro on Sept. 10, 2021, 1:43 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Sept. 10, 2021, 1:47 p.m.
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cool thanks for sharing.  Ridgelines are always fun....

Sept. 10, 2021, 1:54 p.m.
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Posted by: gramm

cool thanks for sharing.  Ridgelines are always fun....

There's a FSR that get's you about 2/3 - 3/4 of the way to the top. I've haven't been out there myself, but on GE it looks like a great place to explore.

Sept. 10, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
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yeah once you said BB it was easy to find the same image, looks nice, with ok access.

Sept. 10, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

Boston Bar area.

There's some popular hiking/climbing routes in the area too. I've looked at it for a few years now, and it would be an epic ride. There's a spot out in Chilliwack that would be good too, but I like this one as the ridgeline views would better.

Yes recall you talking about the one near the border. Looks interesting... The BB one left to right I assume, or do I have it wrong?


 Last edited by: bux-bux on Sept. 10, 2021, 2:09 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Sept. 10, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
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Yeah, there's a few options. I initially looked at something like this, white up, yellow down, hence the need for a retrieval.

Your option would be shorter and no need for a retrieval. But the thought of pushing up through that valley into the alpine and then having that huge descent would be amazing. Views would be killer all around.

It would be a killer bike pack route too.


 Last edited by: syncro on Sept. 10, 2021, 2:21 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
Sept. 10, 2021, 2:20 p.m.
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Looks great. Be nice to know what the ridge is like, if it's actually rideable.

Sept. 10, 2021, 2:23 p.m.
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Posted by: bux-bux

Looks great. Be nice to know what the ridge is like, if it's actually rideable.

Based on what I see on the maps I think it's doable, but you might need to ride off the ridge in a few spots. It's worth a recon mission...

Sept. 10, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
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Some good info here, although he goes in a different route to the right of our pics above. It gives a good idea of the terrain/scenery tho

https://stevensong.com/coastal-interior-bc/fraser-valley/the-nipple/


 Last edited by: syncro on Sept. 10, 2021, 2:25 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Sept. 10, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
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This is the sort of thing that makes me consider getting an ebike...

Sept. 10, 2021, 2:32 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

Posted by: bux-bux

Looks great. Be nice to know what the ridge is like, if it's actually rideable.

Based on what I see on the maps I think it's doable, but you might need to ride off the ridge in a few spots. It's worth a recon mission...

I think you are right but add 4 hours for rests and possible re routes of sections.

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