American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Canadian Rockies, Mount Temple, North Face

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  • Publication Year: 1970

Mount Temple, North Face. The summer of 1969 was a rainy summer in the Canadian Rockies. During a brief respite Brian Greenwood and I did a new route on the north face of Mount Temple. Our route follows a 3000-foot rock rib up the left side of the face to the hanging glacier. Fifth class climbing begins about halfway up the rib. The quality of the rock varies, but it is usually firm where it is steep. I rate the climb NCCS IV, F6, A2. There is one overhanging pitch of aid near the top. This route has the virtue of being completely free of any danger from falling ice.

James Jones, Calgary Mountain Club

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