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Routes in Mount Columbia (3,747m)

Athabasca Glacier to East Face
Bush River to East Face T
North Face/North ridge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3
Type: Trad, Ice, Alpine, 7500 ft, 25 pitches, Grade V
FA: Chris Jones, Gray Thompson, August, 1970
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Shared By: Ken Trout on Dec 31, 2010
Admins: Kate Lynn

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INTRODUCTION

One of the great grade V north faces in the Canadian Rockies. Gray Thompson had done the Direct South Face on Denali the year before and the second ascent of Edith Cavell's face in 1968. Chris Jones climbed pretty much every other giant alpine face afterward; Mt Dickey, North Twin, and North Howser.

In 1975, Art Higbee, David Waterman, and A Spero pioneered the west side approach traverse ledge.

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