Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yamnuska - Yellow Edge (5.11b)

Yellow Edge climbs near the sunny arete on the right.

Had a great day in the sunshine up on Yamnuska this week. Eamonn and I climbed the super classic (although often feared!) Yellow Edge route. This route was originally climbed as an aid route but was first free climbed in the 80's by Peter Croft & Colin Zacharias. Today, much of the loose rock has cleaned off, and the gear is pretty good. Many of the cruxes are protected by drilled pitons that I'm guessing were placed on the first ascent, I'm not sure I'd want to take any big falls on them!

The climbing was really fun and provided lots of challenge with every pitch coming in at 5.10 or harder.

Now I'm off to Squamish for a few weeks of guiding in the Joffre Group and climbing sweet granite on the days off!

J. Mills

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