|Peak:||Mt. Bancroft (13er)|
|Route:||Traverse from Flora to James|
|Date of Info:||09/27/2019|
Class 1 tundra walking or class 2 no trail with some talus for most of the route. Bancroft -> James gets a bit spicy after the saddle. You can either stay to the climbers right (east) and keep it at difficult 2 or easy 3. After dropping off to the right there's a steep and loose talus/scree slope to ascend for 200' to regain easier terrain. If you stay more on the ridge there are a couple gendarmes and it's class 3 or 4. There are occasional cairns along the easy parts between Flora and James, CDT construction I think as they are much bigger than scrambling cairns. The difficult part described above has a few more frequent, and smaller cairns.
1st pic is just after saddle, veer right around obstacles then regain ridge via slope
2nd is view of saddle between Bancroft and James while enroute to Bancroft
3rd is view of Eva, Parry, Bancroft, with james in the far background, left of Bancroft, as seen from Flora.
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