North Route (normal)

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 50.86670°N / 115.65°W
Additional Information Route Type: Mostly a scramble
Additional Information Time Required: Most of a day
Additional Information Difficulty: 5.5
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From the R.C. Hind hut do the slopes at the base of the North Ridge. Follow it to the “red band”. Pass through this and continue up to the “grey band”. Then up the ridge to a small peak then to the summit along a corniced ridge. Descend via the same route. The two rock band can be rappeled but also downclimbed. Beware of other groups below.

Route Description

Mostly a scramble with the short sections of red and grey bands offering some climbing. Staightforward in dry conditions less so in snow.

Essential Gear

Warm wind and water proof gear. Good boots, ice axe, rope for rappels. Helmut for the rocks. Warm hat and gloves. Sun glasses and sun protection.

Miscellaneous Info

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Speed Records
Author: Geoff Ruttan
Date: June 03, 2001 9:53 PM
As my friend and I were climbing the North Ridge of Assiniboine in Aug '98 we meet a guy returing/running down from the summit. We were about a third of the way up the route and it was about 9am. We quickly chatted to the guy and found out that he had started from Canmore around midnight on his bike. After biking as far as he could he continued on foot. THAT'S IMPRESSIVE.



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