Andrew Nugara and I climbed Mt. Brock by the SE Face. The majority of this route is a walk up, with about 70 metres of rock climbing ranging from about 5.2 to 5.6.
From the wide Blane/Brock Col ascend the South Ridge, then easy scree of SE Face, then faint East Ridge of Brock. Moderate scramble ends on the north edge of the SE Face. One 50 metre pitch of 5.2 slab to South summit. From the South summit downclimb about 25 metres to the gap between the main and South summit blocks. From the gap there is short 5.6 section (6 m), then the face kicks back for about 10 metres of 5.3 to the summit.
Just received a very cool 1992 account from Bert Jenkins...I took Colin Nell's dad, John, up there this past summer....one of the most emotional things I have ever done...he and his wife had called me from Australia when they read my account of the climb. Based on Sean's notes, Colin thought he could solo the route and died in his attempt. I hosted them in Canmore and felt they truly accomplished some closure at least as it relates to why Colin would even venture out on such an adventure on his own. At least they both felt I had given them insight into that subject, however the pain surely never subsides. I could not imagine one of my own going before me. The park placed a bench as a memorial to Colin at the parking area, staring up the canyon. The entire Nell family are truly wonderful folks. Thanks for the email Bert!
Hate overnighters in the Canadian Rockies with a siltarp, but this is one long day, we lost the light and had no choice. Read my route description carefully. This is the first accurate route description to date for Mount Brock. If you can't lead 5.8-9, I don't advise the west rib, the crux is ever bit of this with huge exposure.