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[TR] Les Cornes - Steinbok Arete (5.11a, 1600', ~13p) 8/18/2016

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Trip: Les Cornes - Steinbok Arete (5.11a, 1600', ~13p)

 

Date: 8/18/2016

 

Trip Report:

Seems its been a few years since someone posted a trip report for Springbok Arete on Les Cornes. The logging road has gotten perhaps a bit rougher and the approach a bit brushier, but the climb is still as great as ever!

 

Duncan Ralph and I climbed Springbok Arete yesterday, car to car. It was a full value day and worth the effort on the approach.

 

Here's a link to my full trip report:

www.stephabegg.com/home/tripreports/britishcolumbia/springbok

 

Some photos:

Photo overlay, direct start

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Splitter 5.10 fist crack on Pitch 3 (direct start)

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Looking up at the 5.10+ splitters on Pitch 8:

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Duncan on the wild 5.8 traverse of Pitch 9:

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Such solid rock for alpine rock. Upper corner (5.10) on Pitch 10:

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Go right here...road is hard to see but that is a road on the right....(see my trip report for more photos and beta for the approach)

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Edited by Steph_Abegg

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Yes! That route has been screaming for the full Steph treatment! Nice one.

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