North Ridge

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British Columbia, Canada, North America
Route Type:
Scramble + Rock Climb
Time Required:
A long day
Walk-up - 5.5

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Created On: Oct 30, 2005
Last Edited On: Oct 30, 2005


Slesse (Silesia) Creek Approach
    • Drive East on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1
    • Take the Sardis Exit (Vedder Rd)
    • Drive S to Vedder Crossing. Turn sharply LEFT (east) at the near side of the Chilliwack River Bridge
    • After 12.6 miles (21.2km) take the Slesse Creek Rd
    • After 3.7 miles a take the Right Fork toward to an army bridge and demolition area (keep hands and legs in the ride, road is sometime temporarily closed to practice blowing things up)
    • Shortly after the bridge take the spur road heading SW up towards Canadian Border Peak. Drive as far as you can (the road may be in very poor shape), park (~4,000ft), and hike the remainder of the road.

Route Description

One-way: 5.5 miles
Elevation gain: ~4,000ft (depending or road conditions)
High Point: 7,516ft

  • Hike the Logging spur to find a path leading to the Shoulder at ~5,600ft, good campsites available here
  • Head right to a cirque (talus or snow) between the main summit and the NW spur shoulder
  • above the cirque find a long snow-filled gully adjacent to the NE face (if melted out ascend steep heather and meadow keeping close to the cliff), to the base of the final ridge portion
  • pass a step to the right (W) and traverse West to a gulley bearing North West (not visible on approach)
  • From here take either a loose gulley (class 3) or the ridge (class 4) to a talus slope below a 30ft wall
  • Climb a vertical crack low-mid class 5 (left of the inside corner) ~30ft to a narrow shelf
  • from here 3-4 class slabs, boulders, and cracks lead to the summit

Essential Gear

  • Rope
  • Helmet
  • Slings
  • Large stopper or Cams
  • Water

  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Avalanche Gear

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North Ridge

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