The Wan­derer

5.9 Five Pitches

Gripped - - NATIVE STONES -

FIRST AS­CENT: Conrad Janzen and Mark Klassen in Septem­ber 2018

GEAR: 10 quick­draws and five alpine draws, a 70-me­tre rope.

AP­PROACH: Be­fore reaching Sea of Dreams, head down and left to the low­est sec­tion of the wall. Go up a gully for 15 m to the steep arete and a two-bolt an­chor.

PITCH ONE: Up arête to ledges then right to an an­chor (5.7, 9 bolts, 25 m).

PITCH TWO: Up the face to the right (5.7, 7 bolts, 25 m).

PITCH THREE: Up the face to a roof then a slab Sea of Dreams (5.9, 13 bolts, 33 m).

PITCH FOUR: Pass a roof to the up­per slab (5.9, 10 bolts, 25 m).

PITCH FIVE: Up the face on the right (5.7, 10 bolts, 37 m).

The route name comes from leg­endary guide Conrad Kain’s let­ters when he’d signed them “Conrad Kain, Let­ters from a Wan­der­ing Moun­tain Guide” be­tween 1906 and 1933.

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