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attimountNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

attimount

In 2012, same date, we were snowed out, this year was perfect weather.
Lots of climbers on the route and of course lots of rock rumbling down.
Not recommended when its busy. Otherwise a great route and amazing vistas.
Posted Oct 7, 2013 11:23 pm

MtnMagicNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2009

MtnMagic

If dry, as it was during our ascent, it is really just a difficult scramble. Could be comfortably done in a day from the lake Assiniboine approach but bivying at or around the hut is fantastic.
Posted Oct 7, 2013 4:12 pm

Brad FNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2013

Brad F

What an amazing experience! Climbed the North Ridge from the Hind Hut. Phenomenal conditions and fantastic weather! Blue bird day! Three other parties on the mountain with us. All summited.
Posted Aug 27, 2013 4:42 pm

rockrat2Cool climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2013

rockrat2

Fun climb but lots of loose and unstable rock. Be prepared for rock fall. Started with three other buddies but half turned back so just myself and one other summited.
Posted Aug 26, 2013 10:48 pm

kyle_canadoreSW Face Scramble
Mid August 2012. Failed attempt. Accessed from BC side to climb sw face. Camp at Lunette Lake. Day 2, blue bird day, left camp at 7 am, climb the couloir(still had snow) with the noticeable run off trench below it on looker's right. Difficult, slow going leaving couloir. Lots of climbing through rock bands, if I recall, along the way to the col. Made it about 3400m and had to turn around, running out time. Tried to take a short cut when downclimbing into the alpine bowl on skiers left...but got cliffed out near the end, after going threw lots of rock bands to get there, lucky we found a way to get to our original route. Almost spent the night on the mountain but luckily made it to the top of couloir at dark, and knew where we were going. Was fortunate that my friend had a GPS and navigate our way back to camp. Got back to the lake at 2 am, and took us 19 hours.

Gear: Ice axe, crampons, helmet

There is carns that are largely space out that aren't easy to see, and rocks with ribbons or spray painted, but some the ribbons took us into the wrong direction. Very complex mountain, route-finding skills is a must, easy to lose your route, not for beginners. Recommend GPS, and extra clothing to spend the night on the mountain, and headlamp. LOTS AND LOTS of loose rocks, and cliff bands, and very exposed, almost had a rock that weight about 1 ton hit me that was release by my partner ahead of me.

BEST VIEW I EVER HAD, even though I never summitted.
Posted Apr 14, 2013 6:10 pm

Old School WBNorth Ridge and Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

Old School WB

Great two day trip to Mt. Assiniboine which was in perfect conditions on Sept. 22, 2012. Vern D. and I (Kevin B.) approached from the BC side via Assiniboine Creek and Lake to the Assiniboine/Strom Col. Made this col in 5 hours, dropped the packs and walked to the summit of Mt. Strom, simple walk with great views. Spent Friday night at the Hind Hut; had the whole place to ourselves.

We left the hut at 6am and the temperature was +8. We had great scrambling with dry conditions; we scrambled the full North Ridge route without using the rope. We had prefect conditions, there was the odd small patch of snow/ice, but all easy to avoid.

We made the summit in 4 hours. No wind and a summit temperature of +12. We spent nearly an hour enjoying the summit and descended the SW slopes, on route to Lunette Peak. Took us 4 hours to reach the summit of Lunette Peak from the summit of Assiniboine. The SW face of Assiniboine is a nightmare; crazy loose, very exposed and just plain miserable. From the Lunette/Assiniboine Col scramble up Lunette was better quality rock, easy/moderate ledges were choss, but the steeper rock bands were pretty solid, all scrambled no gear or rope used.

Descent to Lunette Lake was a pain, took about 4 hours from summit to reach tree line, but lots of cliff bands above lake were tiring to traverse around, about 8 hours from Lunette summit to truck.
Posted Sep 24, 2012 11:09 am

Ferenc JacsoSW Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

Ferenc Jacso

After many years of dreaming finally joined two friends for a successful climb. The SW Face is lots of Class 5.0-5.2 with some serious route finding and exposure. The main reason why anyone would climb from this side is that you can also tag Lunette Peak, another 11,000er albeit only 270 ft out of the saddle.
Posted Aug 18, 2010 8:51 pm

klwagargreat climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

klwagar

great climb in storms, fog and even some sun and snow. Fun scramble for the most part, scrambled the red band.
Posted Aug 10, 2010 10:29 pm

spotlyNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

spotly

Perfect weather - slight breeze on the route and calm on the summit, where we spent over an hour taking in the sights and making new friends. The climb down was much more difficult than going up. The red band was an exposed but easy jugfest up a chimney. There were two obvious choices and we chose the one on the right. The grey band had only a few stiff moves but it was quite exposed. A classic climb but a nerve-wracking rubble pile to descend. Could someone please pave that section below the red band? :)
Posted Aug 10, 2009 10:29 am

setrentNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2007
New snow and some verglass made the climbing above the Red Band interesting. Crampons needed, ice axe nice. Perfect weather, except for the wind.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 12:06 am

Rick Huffrick huff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Rick Huff

My friend Rod and I climbed the North Ridge in perfect conditions. No need for crampons or ice axe. Lots of loose rock. The day after we summited a Canadian climber was beaned by a rock dislodged by another climber. Mostly a scramble with a couple of pitches worth roping up for. Definitely a beautiful mountain! The "Gmoser Highway" approach hike was scarier to me than anything on the route.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 6:56 pm

pvalchevNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

pvalchev

Beautiful weather and perfect conditions. Descended the ridge and spent another night at the hut. Great weekend with Hedd-wyn and Caitlin.
Posted Aug 3, 2007 10:07 pm

reboylesMt Assiniboine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

reboyles

We climbed the N. Ridge via the southern B.C. approach on July 17, under near perfect conditions and descended the S.W. Face.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 7:57 am

Dow WilliamsSolo Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006

Dow Williams

This completes the big three of Kananaskis vis solo ascents, Mount Joffre, Mount Sir Douglas and Mount Assiniboine. All three are relativley easy climbs, but Assiniboine the easiest for sure. 8200' in and out via the Baymag Mine approach, very scenic and involves some glacier travel, 3200' from the hut on summit day, 4.5 hrs hut to hut, not far off from the record. I rapped three times through the grey bands due to ice. Sepp went up the day before with a couple of clients and turned around due to ice in the gray bands, but most of that was gone Tuesday morning. Stacy went into the hut with me, lot more scenic than we thought it was going to be (wild "port hole" waterfall). The glacier travel was fun. Assinboine Lake is an incredible spot. More folks should consider Assiniboine in Sept, you will likly have the hut and mountain to yourself as we did. This advice was given to me by a friend many years ago, and he was right. 14 people crammed into a hut and (an August weekend in 2006) climbing the same mountain can kind of affect the wilderness experience. We never saw another human, not one for the approach, climb or hike out.
Posted Sep 15, 2006 3:38 pm

couchclimberNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

couchclimber

Glad the weather was perfect for my first alpine route. Lots of easy scrambling up to the red band and then it was more fun easy climbing. Descending took longer and more tiring as I ran out of steam. Guess the 2 hours of sleep and 2 granola bars for breakfast was not enough.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 1:01 am

OznidNE Ridge solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006

Oznid

I went on this trip w/ Fred Beckey who stayed behind because of a sore back. I wasn't totally set on soloing the climb, but started out at 5:30AM and just kept going until I summitted at 8:25. Fun route up, lousy descent (4.25 hours). The climb is great above the red band, lame below it (chossy!). But, glad I went - the mountain is striking!
Posted Jul 27, 2006 5:58 pm

FuggedabouditNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2005

Fuggedaboudit

Winter conditions.
Posted Jun 19, 2006 12:39 pm

UncleBobRoute Climbed: North ridge Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!
Lots of snow for summer conditions, 13 hour round trip from the hind hut. Straightforward (if you're not bonked) but sustained climbing.



Thanks for the beer, whoever you are :)
Posted Aug 22, 2005 2:53 am

brutus of wydeRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

brutus of wyde

Nurse Ratchet and I had the mountain to ourselves on a warm, dry August day. Climbed to the summit unroped in tennis shoes, ate a hot lunch and napped for an hour before breaking out the rope for the rappels.
Posted Apr 12, 2005 6:01 pm

Pawel KrolRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: july 2004  Sucess!

Pawel Krol

Did not summit, bad conditions of snow, ice, weather
Posted Mar 3, 2005 12:51 pm

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