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North America, Canada, Canadian Rockies, Andromeda, North Face to the West Summit

Andromeda, North Face to the West Summit. Bugs McKeith and I made this new* route on August 12. The route makes a fairly direct line up the rock and ice face. We crossed the bergschrund well to the right. A long traverse left under the first rock wall led into the center of the face, where there is plenty of scope for variation on ice averaging from 50° to 55° with short steeper sections. Rock belays can nearly always be found.

Sibylle Hechtel, Unaffiliated

*Unknown to this pair, Jeff Lowe had made the same route solo a couple of weeks ahead of them.