Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 900 ft (273 m), 6 pitches|
|FA:||David Lussier, Jaron Ivanisko, Sept 17, 2018|
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|Shared By:||Thor Stewart on Jul 27, 2018|
|Admins:||Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford|
P1. 55m, 5.9, 3 bolt & gear. Climb up blank slab to a bolt 8m from the ground. This could be lower if there was still snow at the base. Continue up to a second bolt situated on the left side of the arch. Climb flakes trending left then up to a ledge system above the arch with 2 very small trees. Climb up trending right via slabs and right facing flakes past another bolt to a 2-bolt anchor.
P2. 55m, 5.8, 4 bolt, 2 pitons & gear. Climb up to a piton then right of overhang along a right trending crack. Step left to a piton then up the slab more directly past 4 bolts via flakes and undercling to a narrow stance and 2-bolt anchor.
P3. 58m, 5.8, 3 bolt & gear. Climb up a tad to the left past 1 bolt then a tad to the right past another bolt. Continue up nice flakes and undercling with adequate gear and a final bolt. Belay on a narrow stance with 2-bolt anchor located below the right side of an overlap.
P4. 55mm, 5.8-, 4 bolt, 2 piton & gear. Climb up directly. Start by passing an overlap on its right then up via slabby section with flake features. Belay at 2-bolt anchor (difficult to see) located on the underside of an overlap.
P5. 50m, 5.8, 3 bolt & gear. Step left a few meters then up trending left for 15m. Continue more directly passing 3 bolts on slab then a corner weakness to easier slab section. Climb the left side of a final overlap then trend right to a sloping ledge and 2-bolt anchor.
P6. 55m, 5.1 to 4th class, 1 bolt. Climb up easier slabs passing 1 bolt just right of a shallow grassy gully to a 2-bolt anchor on a block at the top of the slab. From here, continue up steep grassy slopes to a large meadow and follow the Slabadabado descent. You can alternatively rappel the route with 2x60m ropes.
Descent Info: It is possible to rappel the route with 2 ropes however, the walk off is straightforward and recommended. From the flat grassy bench above Drinnan Slab, walk in a Northerly direction towards Drinnan Lake. From the northern edge of the bench, there are two parallel gullies leading steeply towards Drinnan Lake. The left (West) gully cliffs out partially down and is not recommended. Take the narrower right-hand gully (East of the 1st one) and head down in a Northerly direction toward the right hand side of a large talus field. Cross the talus field and follow open glades towards the mount of Drinnan Lake. From Drinnan Lake, follow the Drinnan Pass trail downhill back to the Trailhead. 1 to 1.5hrs.