Expressway

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 49.74989°N / 125.86264°W
Additional Information Route Type: Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Additional Information Time Required: A long day
Additional Information Difficulty: 1000 meters
Additional Information Rock Difficulty: 5.8 (YDS)
Additional Information Grade: IV
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Overview

Expressway



Getting There

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Route Description

Cross the moat about 50m to the right of the Cataract waterfall. Climb 4th to low 5th class for about 200m on the right side of the Cataract waterfall, until reaching a steep wall and an easier ramp trending out right. Climb the ramp for approximately 400m staying right where gullies/ramps branch off left and up to the Cataract ridge. The ramp finally ends at a crumbly rusty coloured notch and an amazing view down a shear face into Grand Central Couloir. Climb the steep face (5.7) above the notch for 1 pitch to the Cataract ridge (alt. 1700m). Climb the Cataract Arête to finish.

Essential Gear

set of nuts plus 5 cams

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Parents 

Parents

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