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North America, Canada, Canadian Coast Range, Mount Grainger

Mount Grainger. On July 14 Fred Beckey, Jim Nelson and I climbed a new route on Mount Grainger in the Chehalis Range, northwest of Harrison Hot Springs. After a beautiful approach from the southeast through a basin decorated with numerous waterfalls, we climbed a crack system on the south face to the left of Flavelleā€™s route. Beckey said it was the cleanest granite he had ever seen. The first pitch ends after moving left on an undercling. After three pitches we traversed right to avoid a buttress that Fred thought had been climbed. After a 5.10 move on the sixth pitch, the difficulties ended. (III, 5.10a.)

James Martin