Steph_Abegg Posted August 8, 2009 Share Posted August 8, 2009 (edited) Trip: Gimli, South Ridge - Valhalla Range, British Columbia Date: 8/5/2009 Trip Report: The Valhalla Range in BC is about 100km southwest of the better-known Bugaboos. Mount Gimli is one of the most dramatic and accessible of the spires. The South Ridge forms a spectacular arête that begs to be climbed. And even more pleasing, the south ridge is composed of perfect gneiss and can be climbed at a moderate 5.8 grade over 7 pitches (although the grade of this route was listed as 5.10a in the most recent guide, due to a crux move on an upper pitch.) Clint and I had planned to spend a few nights in the Valhallas climbing a few of the classic routes. However, due to some threats of thundershowers, we decided to climb Gimli car-to-car. This was a stellar climb, and I defintely have plans to return to climb some of the other routes. As usual, I have posted a full trip report and photos on my website: http://sabegg.googlepages.com/gimli Here are a few photos: Photo overlay of South Ridge of Gimli: Clint on the 10a crux move: Map of the Valhalla Range at the south end of Valhalla Provincial Park in BC: Again, here is the link to the full TR on my website: http://sabegg.googlepages.com/gimli Edited August 8, 2009 by Steph_Abegg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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