Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Maul - M7, 300m

The Maul climbs the snowy corners in the middle of the face.

Climbed an excellent mini-alpine route on Wedge peak out in Kananaskis a couple days ago called "The Maul". I met up with Eammon Walsh, Rapheal Slawinski, and Ian Welsted for the day and we climbed as two teams of two. The route had sustained mixed climbing throughout and some quite strenuous sections in smooth corners. The crux section was pretty wild as it climbed through roofs on the left and baby-smooth slab on the right. It was a good workout that's for sure!

Ian Welsted belaying Rapheal Slawinski on pitch 1.

Me climbing the excellent chimney on pitch 5.

For a complete route description and more pics, check out Gravsports for an account of the first ascent a couple years ago.

J. Mills
CRAG Owner & Head Guide

1 comment:

  1. looks cool, nice one.

    great website and blog.

    i would be psyched to get out with you this month... are you around next week?