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Assiniboine - South Ridge
Timestamp Free: 2019.05.22 - 14:44:31
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges
For an easier ascent, consider a variation on the Outram/Bohren/Hasler original route of 1901.
For an easier ascent, consider a variation on the Outram/Bohren/Hasler original route of 1901.Although this is termed "a rather tedious route," it has much to recommend it -- the Assiniboine Lake Valley is magnificent and you will likely have the area and the route all to yourself. Essentially, one follows the same route as for Lunette Peak, but just before heading off to the south (right) to climb this spur, pick an obvious line up scree, couloirs, and snow to the South Ridge of the objective.
Because of avalanche dangers on the slopes below Lunette and Assiniboine, this route is best attempted on low snow years or late in the season; however, even at the best of times, there is likely to be hard steep snow or even ice near the summit or in some of the higher couloirs -- for this reason, crampons are advised at least for the final 500' leading to the South...
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