Dawn Mountain

elevation: 2,681 m. height gain: 885 m.
area: Golden,BC map 82 N/6
1999-Jul-18


Park at the Gorman Lake trailhead, 892877 and follow a well-defined trail to Gorman Lake, described in Golden Hikes. Hike around the lake (the south shore is quickest) and continue into the draw. Head in a south-west direction, veering left to gain the Gorman-Holt Col, 862873. Drop down and hike towards Dawn Mountain's north ridge. A rockband guards the ridge, we ascended climber's right of the rock bluffs. A cornice may need to be negotiated. Once on the ridge, it is a pleasant walk to the broad summit.
bivi at the base of Dawn
Our bivi site, the col is on the right of the picture.
Scramble: The ascent to Dawn was quick and easy from our bivi site. We climbed the snow slope to a point where the cornice was surmountable. We barely noticed the cairn at the top, almost totally buried.  good view of the ascent
Dawn Mountain, we climbed right of the bluffs.

dawn from gorman
Dawn's north ridge from Eos Peak.
is this the top
The very top of the cairn is sticking out.
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