North Face/North ridge
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|Type: ||Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 25 pitches, 7500', Grade V|
|Consensus: || YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b WI3 [details]|
|FA: ||Chris Jones, Gray Thompson, August, 1970|
|Submitted By: ||Ken Trout on Dec 31, 2010|
BETA PHOTO: Mt Colombia, North Face
Bush River Approach
One of the great grade V north faces in the Canadian Rockies. Gray Thompson had done the Direct South Face on Denali the year before and the second ascent of Edith Cavell's face in 1968. Chris Jones climbed pretty much every other giant alpine face afterward; Mt Dickey, North Twin, and North Howser.
In 1975, Art Higbee, David Waterman, and A Spero pioneered the west side approach traverse ledge.
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