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Gimli Peak  British Columbia   #2747
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Selkirk Mountains / Valhalla Ranges / Valhalla Range / Mulvey Group

Height: 2806 m -> 9206 feet
Prominence?: 356 m  
Line Parent?: Midgard Peak (1.8 km away, at bearing 315 degrees)
Greater Parent: Gladsheim Peak (3.0 km away)

Location:   49.76611,-117.64694     49:45:58, -117:38:49   11U 453411 5512827 (13 km W of Slocan). NTS Mapsheet: 082.F.13   AreaCode: EL97/HG64
Gimli from SW
A gneiss horn in Valhalla Park with several exceptional rock routes, conveniently located a few hours' hike from the parking lot.

The name Gimli is from Norse legend and refers to the new hall of the gods built by the surviving deities after the apocalyptic battle of Ragnarok. JRR Tolkein 'stole' this name, like many other names from Norse legend, and gave it to a dwarf in the Lord of the Rings series. There is also a town in Manitoba named Gimli, immortalized in Guy Maddin's bizarre film Tales From the Gimli Hospital.

1. East ridge (1963.09.01) Butling, H., Deane, D., Dean, K., Stewart, M., Williams, P.. Class 3. From about 6,500 feet on the Gimli trail, cross grassy meadows heading for talus slopes that lead up to the base of the east ridge. A beaten in trail leads up a loose gully to a series of gains which skirt the bottom of the east ridge (class four via the east ridge) and regain it higher. Follow cairns and ledges that lead slightly north to the large summit plateau. Distance: 6 km from trailhead Equipment: Standard hiking equipment, helmet AvgTime: 3.5 to 5 hours from trailhead.
2. Northeast ridge (1969.08.04) Brown, G. Tarver, F.. 5.6. Gain the NE ridge by traversing across the glacier/snowfield below the Nisleheim-Gimli col. Climb the ridge in 8 to 10 pitches. Detours onto the east face yield slightly easier climbing. Distance: 3 km from bivy site Equipment: Small rack to 3" AvgTime: 4 to 6 hours from bivy site
3. South Ridge 5.9, III, 7p, 300m, trad. The South Ridge of Mount Gimli is a classic alpine route. The rock is stellar, the approach reasonable, there is no glacier travel to deal with, and the descent involves no rappelling.

Trips within 1 km
32 2016.07.05 South Ridge on Gimli (Lusting Over Women route) Sara Kuitunen
49 2012.07.27 Asgard from Mulvey Basin Len Zedel
54 2010.08.14 Three More Climbs in the Valhallas Sandra McGuinness
39 2008.08.25 Gimli Peak - South Ridge Route Andrew McLeod
32 2008.07.31 Gladsheim Peak via west Ridge Route Sandra McGuinness
28 2006.07.15 The East Face of Midgard Doug Brown
70 2005.08.09 The Butterfly Flaps Its Wings - Storm and Summits in Valhalla Drew Brayshaw
38 2005.07.08 Nisleheim South Ridge - You Can't Always Get What You Want Sandra McGuinness
36 2001.08.26 Finally - South Ridge Of Gimli Drew Brayshaw
9 2001.01.01 Nisleheim- SW ridge Route Drew Brayshaw
19 2000.01.01 Nisleheim- WNW ridge Route Drew Brayshaw


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
18 Gimli Morning Doug Brown
16 Gimli, Mulvey Lake and Nisleheim from Gladsheim Southwest Face Drew Brayshaw
11 Gimli from Nisleheim Doug Brown
6 Asgard and Gladsheim from Gimli Mike Guite
6 Gimli: WNW Ridge and Space Buttress Drew Brayshaw
6 Gimli from SW Drew Brayshaw
5 Gimli's South Ridge Steve Sheriff
4 Gimili South Ridge Crux First Pitch on Gimli Peak Alex Joseph
4 Gimli Peak approaching South Ridge Alex Joseph
4 Mysterious "Face" on Gimli Pk. Drew Brayshaw
4 Gimli S Ridge - part way up Drew Brayshaw

Placename Photos
12 Looking West to the Big Guys: Valhallas From Valkyrs Sandra McGuinness
12 The Mulvey Group of the Gladsheim area - Valhallas Doug Brown
10 Nisleheim Peak South face Dave Sproule
7 The Marvelous Mulvey Group Doug Brown
6 Asgard Peak's South Face from Gimli Peak Steve Sheriff