Hike Camp and Travel
Loder Peak 2096m/6878'

Solo Scramble

Area: Canmore and Bow Valley
Height gain: 925m/3035'
Ascent date: Apr 15, 2005
Ascent time: 2:00hrs To Loder Peak via DoorJamb
Descent time: 1:30hrs Same way
Comment: Moderate scramble

Loder Peak
Ascending Door Jamb The wrong way to Door Jamb Ridge to Door Jamb
Park a few meters east of the Jura Creek Trailhead (mining entrance) on Highway 1a. The trailhead should be just on the right of the logging road.
I took my wife with me the first time but we only got to the final ascent to DoorJamb. Our way up became strenuous because we stayed left of the trail... far from the ridge. After coming accross a dead end, we decided to just descend straight down to Jura Creek and hike back to the car from there.
Looking at Mt. Yamnuska Here's the way up to Loder Peak from DoorJamb On summit of Loder Peak
(1) I came back by myself and I made sure to stay on the ridge this time. I got to DoorJamb with no problem. This cairn was knocked down possibly by the wind, so I rebuilt it.
(2) Here's the way up to Loder Peak from DoorJamb. The wind was very strong on my entire trip so I had to step away from the ridge once in a while... but made sure to stay on the right track to avoid another dead end.
(3) 1:30hrs to DoorJamb, then another half an hour to Loder Peak.

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Updated: January 9, 2014 Author: Kajtek S