East Kootenays

Sailor Jerry (5.10d) Gimli Little South Face – Valhallas


Exploring a new route in the Valhallas called Sailor Jerry (5.10d, put up by Cam Shute). Here I am runout, off-route, and trying to figure out how not to die… Sailor Jerry Gimli Read More »

The Gift (5.11c) Wolf’s Ears – Valhallas


Gave up on Sailor Jerry and went to climb The Gift (5.11c) on the Wolf’s Ears .. where I was even more runout, a little less off-route, and still trying to figure out how not to die. If the first pitch doesn’t scare you enough, try pitch #2 … Read More »

Gimli South Ridge


WOOHOO! What a SICK climb! The first pitch was originally graded 5.7 (!!), which turns out to be a colossal sandbag. More like 5.10a/b. Beautiful rock and perfect climbing. After the first pitch, it’s almost a scramble. Easy walk-off descent. Two hour approach to the climb on foot from the car, or 15 minutes from the camping area. Do it ... Read More »