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Adamant-Turret-Austerity Traverse 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 25 pitches, Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c Mod. Snow [details]
FA: Leigh Andrews & Robert Kruszna Aug 1968
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Apr 22, 2016

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[Photo 4] The four of us on the snow arete, lead c...

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.

Protection 

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


Photos of Adamant-Turret-Austerity Traverse Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: [photo 10] The Blackfriars from the summit of Aust...
[photo 10] The Blackfriars from the summit of Aust...
Rock Climbing Photo: [Photo 9] Our group on the summit of Austerity [L&...
[Photo 9] Our group on the summit of Austerity [L&...
Rock Climbing Photo: [Photo 8] Turret Mtn, Mt Sir Sandford, and part of...
[Photo 8] Turret Mtn, Mt Sir Sandford, and part of...
Rock Climbing Photo: [Photo 7] - Ron Factor on the E. Ridge of Austerit...
[Photo 7] - Ron Factor on the E. Ridge of Austerit...
Rock Climbing Photo: [Photo 6 ] Just beyond the Turret - Austerity Col ...
[Photo 6 ] Just beyond the Turret - Austerity Col ...
Rock Climbing Photo: [Photo 5] On the summit of Turret
[Photo 5] On the summit of Turret
Rock Climbing Photo: [Photo 3] On the snow arete climbing towards the s...
[Photo 3] On the snow arete climbing towards the s...
Rock Climbing Photo: [Photo 2 ] In the Adamant-Turret Col
[Photo 2 ] In the Adamant-Turret Col
Rock Climbing Photo: [Photo 1 ] On the Turret Glacier, Turret just left...
[Photo 1 ] On the Turret Glacier, Turret just left...

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