Edith Cavell East Ridge (III 5.3)

Edith Cavell East Ridge (III 5.3) near Jasper, AB


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
22 kms
15hours
difficult
Rock Climbing
Summer, Fall
Jasper, AB
User blakemcintyre
Amazing climb with solid rock and perfect holds, stunning views, and intense exposure!

A classic alpine climb in the Canadian Rockies, if not one of the best due to the amazing rock quality.

The "difficult" pitch starts below a large block to your right, and a overhanging rock with a smooth bottom up to your left. Start climbing around the block to your right and stand on top of it, from here go up and slightly left to find a ledge. Continue on and right up a crack, at the top there is an orange cord in two pins, which marks the top of the pitch (almost).

If just protecting the one pitch: I would bring 2-3 cams (.5 - 2), a few nuts, and a few slings, mainly for anchor building as the climbing is very easy (when dry!). I would also only bring a thin half rope to save weight.

Parking lot to col took us 1.5 hours, we waited for light for another 30 minutes. Col to shoulder was another 2 hours. Shoulder to summit took us 4 hours (pitching out takes up a lot of time, I would solo it next time).

Directions:

Take 93A and turn off at signs for Edith Cavell, the 14km road winds up (no trailers or RVs allowed) and ends at the moraine for the trail!



Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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