Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Snow, Alpine, 25 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Leigh Andrews & Robert Kruszna Aug 1968|
|Page Views:||1,717 total · 28/month|
|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Apr 22, 2016|
|Admins:||Robert Hall, Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford|
"Selkirks North" calls this "one of the finest high-level routes in the entire Selkirks".
I first did it in 1977 with Roy Preshaw and M-J Cross and then repeated it with Ron Factor, Tom Russler, and Steve Latham at the 1982(?) GMC Camp.
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) We climbed both times by the Variation to the Kaufman route: https://www.mountainproject.com/route/120503735/adamant-north-ridge-via-variation-of-kaufman-route
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.