New Alpine on Elkhorn Mountain
On Elkhorn Mountain on Vancouver Island, Chris Jensen, Ryan Van Horne and Hunter Lee climbed a new route up the north face on March 10. “In the morning we traversed over and had a look at the northeast face, which looks like it belongs in the Cordillera Blanca right now,” said Lee. “Unfortunately there was a constant f low of spin drift coming down the sun-affected face with that we aimed for the safety of the north face and picked a line that has a moderate start and goes directy to the summit.” They called their route six-pitch climb Threading the Needle iii M3 WI4.
Above: Canadian Boulder Nationals