ApproachThe Northeast Ridge (or Spur) itself can also be approached from the Matier Glacier via Joffre Lakes. To get to the Cerise Creek approach, see "Getting There" on the main page. The Cerise Creek trail in summer is a gnarly, rocky, rooted, muddy, mosquito infested trail that takes less than two hours to reach Keith's Hut. There is one short steep rock scramble with a fixed rope to help you up.
Once at Keith's hut, paradise begins, and the slog in becomes worthwile. Continue west alongside the Anniversary Glacier. There are great places to camp here with spectacular views!
Route DescriptionStaying to the right on the Joffre side of the Anniversary glacier, continue up to the col between Joffre and Matier. Traverse the glacier to the Matier side and continue a little farther west until you can see a clear line up the mountain.
The initial part of this ascent is up a 45° slope up the northeast face of the mountain. At the top of the slope, you will see an exposed ridge heading southwest. Traversing this ridge will take you to the summit.