It always boggles my mind how time seems to slow down in fall. No one has any plans and all of the sudden we have time for harvesting, getting fire wood, having potlucks and pretty much anything imaginable. When the weather is good it presents an opportunity to get after some things that have been sitting on the side lines.
Last week was one of those opportunity's, it was time to try a variation I have been looking at for accessing the Kain route via the south face of Robson. This route is a much more direct approach to the dome or Robson Resplendent col and although much steeper it can save a day of hiking.
Once on top the Spur you can camp on the Col (more sun) or climb the ridge to the Dome if you need more time for summit day.