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Unicorn Mountain - Southwest Ridge
Timestamp Free: 2019.08.24 - 13:17:13
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges
Participants: Ade Miller Simeon Warner 200m, D- 5.7
First ascent of a new line previously attempted by a BCMC party.
Ascend scree to the foot of "the fin". Bypass the fin on the left via easy cracks for half a pitch to a notch below a blank slab. Tension traverse into a crack system on the far side of the slab and climb this for another half pitch to a stance below a blocky arete. Climb another half rope length to a heinous overhanging off-width. Use "combined tactics" to surmount the crack and climb another half pitch to the top of the ridge. Another hour with some exposed 5th class got us to the summit. Either descend the route, two raps, or (easier) descent the SE Gully or SE Face routes. 6 hours round trip from Unicorn...
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