All Locations > International > North America > Canada > British Columbia > Columbia Mountains > Selkirk Mountains > The Adamants
Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 25 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Leigh Andrews & Robert Kruszna Aug 1968|
|Page Views:||600 total · 28/month|
|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Apr 22, 2016|
Description"Selkirks North" calls this "one of the finest high-level routes in the entire Selkirks".
Reversed, Austerity>Turret>Adamant increases the grade to 5.6-5.7 due to the ascent of Turret.
Climb the left side of the Turret Glacier [Photo 1] until one can gain the North Ridge of Adamant. Climb to the ridge crest, thence to the summit. (Easy Class 5, much class 4 and 3)
Descend to the west from Adamant (Easy Class 5 or short rappel) to the Adamant-Turret col. [photo 2]
Climb the beautiful snow arete to the summit of Turret. [photos 3, 4 & 5]
Rappel to the Turret-Austerity Col [photo 6]
Climb the East Ridge of Austerity (Class 4, easy 5) to the summit. [photos 7,8,9, &10]
Descend the Standard Route of Austerity back to the Granite glacier.