SUMMARY: Hike up to the Garibaldi lake starting at the Rubble Creek parking lot. Continue South past the Ranger station and the boat dock, around the bay, and gain the ridge. Follow the ridge SE. In the summer, the shortest route is probably directly from the col between Mnt Price and the narrow ridge SW of it. In early spring, we went up this ridge first to avoid the avalanche-prone area North of the col.create
Aug 22, 2015
Have been meaning to get to Price for awhile, and it was well worth the wait. This is a great option for peace and quiet in Garibaldi Park,
The trailhead isn't too hard to find- just past the ranger shed there is a flagged way into the woods, then drop down to Price Bay and within 15-20m follow another well flagged route up and from there it is very obvious. The ascent to Clinker is on loose, dry sandy and rock this time of year. A visible path has formed, and then there are cairns to go from the shoulder to Price. This is in the Scrambles book, but I wouldn't consider it a scramble.
Views are great, and best of all, no crowds!
Speaking of crowds, cannot believe how much of a circus main Garibaldi trail has become! Girls in tiny, tight little jean shorts, whole families trucking up sacks of McDonalds.... wow.