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South Face
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South Face

 
South Face

Page Type: Route

Location: British Columbia, Canada, North America

Lat/Lon: 50.86670°N / 115.65°W

Object Title: South Face

Route Type: Alpine

Time Required: A few days

Difficulty: 5.5, III

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Created/Edited: Jun 10, 2003 / Dec 12, 2003

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Approach


From the Kootenay Park road, take the road that goes to the mine, some 60 km from Radium Hot Spring. At the mine, turn right on the small dirt road for about 1 km. Park there, then fallow the trail to the base of the mountain. The hike should take some 4 to 5 hours. Camp pass the lake, on the high "plateau".

Route Description


When facing the south face of Assiniboine, climb left of the obvious pyramid. Route finding will be challenging.

Essential Gear


Rope (60m), crampon, ice axe, some Trad protection, slings that you'll leave behind when rappelling and a HELMET. Don't forget your helmet, rocks fall all the time on this mountain!

Camping


Once you reach the lake by approaching by the valley, you'll see a high plateau. This is where you should camp in order to have a chance to reach the summit. See picture.

Images

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