At 1,639 meters, Mount Klitsa dominates the views of the west end of Sproat Lake. In the Hupacasath dialect of Nuu-Cha-Nulth it means "Always White". There are two routes up it, the one described here being the easier one - the Brooke George Memorial Trail (Brooke George was a well-known local business man and hiker who tragically lost his life during a mountain climbing accident in Strathcona Park in 2006). The views from the top provide stunning panoramic views of Sproat Lake and the mountains of Vancouver Island.
The last part of the 1 ½ hr drive to the trailhead is rugged. From Port Alberni follow the McCoy Lake road onto Stirling Arm Drive and turn off onto a logging road as you approach the lake. Drive along the south shoreline past Two Rivers Arm and turn left to go up and over a pass into the Nahmint Valley. The drive itself provides wonderful views. The GPS track is provided here will help guide you to the trailhead. The last part of the road in is not drivable and must be hiked.
Once you are on the trail it is reasonably easy and well-marked once you pass the treeline, it gets steeper until you get very near the top. There is a high elevation pond that makes a great place to camp if you decide to make this an overnight trip. Then it becomes a scramble on rocks, but no ropes are needed.