At a Glance
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In the Serratus-Dione Col, in the Tantalus Range, NW of Squamish, BC
92G/14 (Cheakamus River); Grid Reference: 551600/477800
2,030 m (6,660 ft)
Open all year
$15 members, $25 others
ACC Vancouver Section
6-hour hike from Lake Lovely Water (14 hours from the road). Or helicopter ride from Squamish.
14 hours from the road; 6 hours from Lake Lovely Water.
Note: The Jim Haberl Hut is maintained and operated by the Vancouver Section of the ACC. Reservations are required as the hut is kept locked.
Hut Custodian: Ron Royston
Mountaineering Base in the Tantalus Range
The Jim Haberl Hut is located in the Tantalus Range, just northwest of Squamish, BC. It is located at 2,030 m (6,660 ft) elevation in the Serratus-Dione Col, about a 6-hour hike above Lake Lovely Water and the Tantalus Hut or a full 14 hours (usually done over two days) from the Squamish River. The site is located on the edge of Tantalus Provincial Park at 551600 northerly/477800 easterly on map 92G/14 (Cheakamus River).
The hut is a single story wood frame structure with metal roofing and cladding. There is a large kitchen and sitting room with wonderful views to the north, south and west. There are also two sleeping rooms with bunks for 6 people each. While the hut is kept locked, there is an unlocked vestibule for emergency use.
The mountaineering terrain around the hut is dramatic and most suitable for intermediate and advanced climbers. There is a wide variety of mixed snow and rock routes of various grades on peaks such as: Tantalus 2,603 m (8,540 ft); Dione 2,590 m (8,500 ft); Alpha 2,305 m (7,562 ft); Serratus 2,326 m (7,632 ft) and others. The hut is conveniently located for climbers doing the full traverse of the Tantalus Range. Climbing in the area is covered in Climbing and Hiking in Southwestern B.C. by Bruce Fairley, and in Alpine Select by Kevin McLane.
The terrain is not suitable for general ski touring due to the avalanche hazard, however steep skiing and snowboarding is possible by experienced parties during spring months. Several paragliders have enjoyed flights from the Serratus-Dione Col to the Squamish Valley.
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