Mount Brewster | 2010.10.23
I searched web if I could find any route information on Mount Brewster but I couldn't find any. So I had to guess from looking at topo and pictures I took from Mount Cory.
I parked at Norquay ski hill parking lot. Followed a ski hill's road for a while. I passed trailhead to Cascade and traversed ski course to get to the trailhead for Forty Mile Creek trail (waypoint "Trailhead"). Right after waypoint "Bridge" there was the drainage I planned to take so I did. I had to bushwhack little but bush being not dense at all it was as good as waking grass field. My original plan was to use SE ridge but I saw a huge cliff and I had to stay low to avoid it, so I changed my route to south ridge approach. Luckily where I could see the cliff, there was avalanche gully? from the south ridge. Once on the south ridge I saw another big cliff which would end my day if I would have continued to stay on the south ridge. I looked SW ridge and that route looked quite nice so I had to traverse sidehill and overcome 2 rockbands to get to SW ridge. Good news for me, there were weaknesses on these rockbands amazingly almost at the same elevation as where I was standing (page 5). And the excellent animal trail headed to the same way, I could do this with minimum effort. From SW ridge, I headed to the top of summit ridge. I could stay on the summit ridge all the way to the summit except there was 1 gully, chimney, dip, or crack I don't know how to describe it near SW ridge (page 11). It was only 40 m long so it's not a big deal, but I suggest to stay off summit ridge and traverse sidehill about 40 m below the summit ridge until you pass this crack then aim ridge top.
I didn't really noticed how horribly lose the rubbles were at near summit until I descended. It was one of these slope which rock size doesn't matter. They simply slide and fall. I was soloing so it wasn't a problem, but with group, rock fall would be a big problem. I suggest to come here with a small group.
I took drainage between SW and S ridge all the way down to Forty Mile Creek trail. It's a typical drainage and it wasn't loose like near summit. I guess you can use this drainage for ascent. This would be more direct route but it will be endless rubble walk like Kidd south.
* Grid References (GR) is based on WGS84 which can be considered as NAD83 (The difference is inciginificant)