Tsunami M5 WI5+ - Mt.Patterson - Canada

Raphael Slawinski and Joshua Lavinge May 1, 2011

10 May 2011  Raphael Slawinski and Joshua Lavinge have managed the first ascent of a new rout of ice and mixed on Mt Patterson (Alberta, Canada), called Tsunami (300 m, M5 WI5+), "The route lies on the wall right of Riptide, and when formed is obvious. The first two pitches trend first right, then back left, on steep snow and low-angled rock, to a snowfield. On the first ascent the ice did not come all the way down to the snow, and was accessed by climbing a loose but well-protected crack system on the left. The final three pitches climb gradually thickening ice to - and through - the serac barrier. The serac capping the route appears to be benign, but one never knows with seracs." Video on Vimeo by  Joshua Lavinge Source: blog  Raphael Slawinski The peach by Raph Slawinski with Grant Meekins, an impressive bolt-free mixed line,  (WI 5 M8) at Storm Creek.  
Banner c upclimbing 6

Copyright © Up-climbing.com By Versante Sud Srl
Sede legale Milano via G. Longhi, 10 - Registro Imprese di Milano P.IVA n. 12612150156 REA MI-1569599 - Cap. Sociale euro 10.000,00

Logo footer e307f2bce5042c4e7a257ec709ea497334ec09124162c27e291131063b267875