Marble Canyon, II, WI 3-5

(we did climb this route after a slight hesitation, worth it once you get past the un protectable portion)
The first one is a thin sheet (WI 4) that is difficult to protect until you make a complete turn above in an alcove of sorts (photo). Then continue up a WI 4 curtain above the turn that was easy to protect until you scramble out of snow, logs and brush to the top of the canyon. You can bring up the 2nd and rappel utilizing a significant downed tree that we left tat on in 2008. You can also stop short of breaking out of the canyon and top rope via a bolt or two. Probably a good idea to back them up with screws until the last rappel.
Marble Canyon, Kootenay National Park, BC, Canadian Rockies Ice, January, 2008


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Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Feb 9, 2008 5:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot.

Bummer we couldn't grab a beer. I have yet to meet the infamous DOW! Guess I'll have to mosey on to Canada some time...


Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Feb 9, 2008 6:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot.

be careful what you wish for Mountainman-dan! actually, we never made it...after driving all the way to Vail Thursday..they shut down I-70....we spent the night in the basement of the little church there and in the morning there was no sign of re-opening...the trucks were lined back to kingdom come...they made all non-commercial vehicles leave the interstate...we finally decided to return home and live to fight our way through I-70 another day....never seen I-70 so clustered up...wife read a big story the Vail news had done on how it is affecting ski biz...and rich skiers are taking their money and going to Park City supposedly....say CDOT has not money to fix the Interstate and even if they did...the lost revenue from construction traffic slow down would be enormous...ran into a guy I knew, if only I had brought my tools, harness, etc, could have climbed the Fang and Rigid Designator and hung out a while...cheers

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