Elevation: 6,956 ft
GPS: 49.436, -117.124 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Thor Stewart on May 14, 2018
Admins: Kate Lynn

Description

Impeccable alpine scenery, debatable rock quality and a could be awesome ski-touring/climbing multi-sport day, depending on the season you go.

Since 2010, David has spent numerous days developing a collection of climbs with various partners in the shadow of Ymir Peak. These efforts resulted in the creation of several 2-4 pitch climbs scattered over various rock walls between Half Dome and Ymir Peak.

In total, 11 mixed bolted & trad pitches ranging from 5.5 to 5.10a were created. All pitches, 30m or less in length, have bolted belays and can be rappelled with a single 60m rope. The climbing is interesting and varied however, the quality of the rock and routes does not warrant a classic mention. That being said it provides a unique mountain experience with fun easy climbing and great views close to Nelson. Each individual sections are interesting on their own, linking multiple sections together as part of a day trip increases the quality of the experience.

The names used for the various climbs were inspired by the famous Whitewater Cookbooks written by Shelly Addams. An ascent of all sections from left to right (including the Salad climbs) combined with ascents of Half Dome & Ymir Peak makes for a fun full day in the hills (referred to as “The Full Meal Deal”). Enjoy and remember to eat your greens: your mom would be proud!

Full Report: summitmountainguides.com/bl…

Getting There

Head south from Nelson along Highway 6 (toward Salmo) for 12 km. Turn left on the Whitewater Ski Resort access road, drive 10 km and park near the Whitewater Day Lodge (closed in Summer). Of note, motorized access (dirt bikes, quads, jeeps, etc.) is not permitted on the ski resort property. 20-25 min.

6 Total Climbs

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