The Adamants Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Basecamp in the Adamants. photo by Harz.
The Adamant massif is in the Northern Selkirk mountains, north of Revelstoke B.C. The sheer granite faces of the Adamant peaks are among the most impressive in British Columbia. The rock is comparable to that in the Bugaboo and Vowell groups of the Purcells. The Adamants combine remote access, superb rock climbing and big-walling, challenging glaciers, and excellent snow and ice routes. The west side of the Adamants is particularly of interest to the alpinist for the substantial walls of the Austerity Glacier and Horn/Unicorn Basin.
By foot from the east (Fairy Meadows) or by helicopter.
Climbing Season For the Columbia Mountains area.
Weather station 27.8 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Adamants
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Adamants:
Featured Route For The Adamants
Adamant-Turret-Austerity Traverse 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c North America
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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...[more] Browse More Classics in International
By Fremont Shields
Aug 4, 2008
As of Summer 2007 the road up the west side of Kinnebasket is washed out and the only reasonable access is by helicopter unless you want to canoe across the lake, then hike (actually reasonable if you have the time and equipment). There are no immediate plans to repair the road. In July 2008 we made a visit to the area using Alpine Helicopters headquartered of Canmore and also based from Golden. They do stagings every Sunday from a point 100kms north of Golden and this reduces the cost of the overhead to reach the staging area as it is spread among the parties flying into that section of the range. It's still heli-alpinism so expect it to be expensive, but the area is beautiful and access difficulties keep the crowds away.
If you're interesting in booking a trip contact Alpine Helicopters at "email@example.com". Don McTighe is the pilot flying into the area at this time. We had a great experience with him and highly recommend their services.
By Dom Ngo
Mar 24, 2011
Are the road access issues still the same as stated above?