New Alpine on Elkhorn Moun­tain

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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

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