SELKIRK CLIMBING GUIDEBOOKS
One hundred years ago there were already several guide books to climbing in the Selkirk Range. Today, use Selkirks North and Selkirks South, by Dave Jones, both printed in 2001.
For ski mountaineers, and climbers seeking to better educate themselves, there is an important book by Chic Scott: Summits and Icefields . His book covers all levels, from basic information for roadside tele-glades up to advanced details for the great ski traverses of each range. Good beta for most huts and some big peaks too.
For rock climbers, the West Kootenay Rock Guide, by Aaron Kristiansen & Vince Hempsall covers all the low altitude crags from the Valhallas south to the border. Find this book for sale at the Valhalla Pure mountain shop in Nelson, British Columbia.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Selkirk Mountains:
South Face Rib 4th 1 2 I M 1b AI2 Steep Snow Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3500' Battle Range : Mount Moby Dick
Northwest Ridge/Standard Route Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c AI2 Steep Snow Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3500' Sir Sanford Group
Allen-Horvath/Tempus Fugit 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 22 pitches, 2000' Battle Range : Mount Proteus
Stanford Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c M1 Steep Snow Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1500' Battle Range : Mount Butters
South Ridge 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1000' Valhalla Mountains : Mount Gimli
Lussier-Dool 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000' The Kootenays : Mt Wilton (Frog Peak/Sugarl...
Rumble in the Jungle 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 700' Valhalla Mountains : Mount Gimli
Dark Side of the Moon 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 720' Valhalla Mountains : Mount Gimli
Another Dimension 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 900' Valhalla Mountains : Mount Gimli
Sailor Jerry 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500' Valhalla Mountains : Mount Gimli
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South Ridge 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 International : Canada : ... : Mount Gimli
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. MOUNT GIMLI'S SOUTH RIDGESubmitted By: Ken Trout on Nov 30, 2013 Peter Rowat and company made the first one day ascent of Mount Slesse's Northeast Buttress, 5th overall, during the early seventies. What follow...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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