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Routes in The Adamants

Adamant-Turret-Austerity Traverse T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Direct Northwest Ridge of Outpost T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
East Peak of Gothics - "North East" Ridge T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Houdini Needle(s) "Std" Route & Houdini-Pythias Traverse T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Iron Man- Gibson/Rohn T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Mt Thor - East Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
N E Ridge of Pioneer T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c A1
NorthEast Ridge Mt. Austerity (Nester Ridge) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3 A1
Pioneer via Pioneer Pass & East Ridge T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c WI2+
South Buttress, Adamant Mountain T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
W. Face of Quadrant's So. Peak ("Cross-Hall") T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A1 PG13
West Buttress of the Horn T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
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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
Admins: Kate Lynn

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"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.


Std Rack, more towards the 2" - 3" sizes. Disposable slings (and maybe "disposable" nuts or pitons) for the Raps