Alpenglow on Gimli at sundown. The south ridge is ...
Use your standard navigation method to get to Slocan City, British Colombia. One kilometer south of Slocan, turn west off Highway 6 onto the "Gravel Pit Road". Please check out the map in the photo section.
The Gravel pit road joins the Little Slocan Forest Service Road. From Highway 6, follow it for 7.5 miles to the sign that marks the turn for the Valhalla Park Gimili/Mulvey Trail. Turn right to head up the Bannock Burn Road.
The road up Bannock Burn is passable my most cars, but rough. One guide report stated that: "4wd is useful" (early season). 7.3 miles to the trail-head from the Little Slocan trunk road. Yield to logging traffic at all times!
Mount Gimli is visible from the traihead with the Southeast Ridge prominent. There is a maintained path up to the base of Mt Gimli. I estimate hiking distance to be 3 miles with an elevation gain of about 2,200 feet.
The trail does not actually tag the base of the Southeast Ridge. Just below the prow, it turns left and traverses meadows under Gimli's west face. Finally it climbs worse talus up to the Niselheim-Gimli Col.
The sunny meadow below the 1,000 foot west face is called the Beach. West Kootenay Rock has photos and descriptions for most of Gimli's west face routes, but not all. Searching the web can yield some very interesting results.
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5.8 Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade III
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HISTORY In 1974, a Kamloops expedition choppered in with three children, a sitter, and enough friends to climb everything worth climbing. This route was attempted, and all the members listed above did the first two pitches before weather forced a retreat. That september Peter Rowat and Peter Koedt returned to finish the ridge. I hear Southeast Ridge getting the most name usage, but the reported name was South Face in the Canadian Alpine Journal (1974). Peter Rowat and Co made the fir...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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