Waterfall Climbs in the Canadian Rockies. In January, Jay Smith and I completed the first ascent of a waterfall on the northeast face of Mount Rundle, locally called the “Drip,” which had turned back many of the best climbers in the area. We spent a half-day on the approach and another two on the climb itself. Since it is harder than any of the Grade 6s, we rate it as Grade 7. Near Field, British Columbia Paul Obanhein and Paul Crawford made a first ascent of a three-pitch waterfall located across the highway from the Takkakaw Fall parking lot. An hour and a half up the Stanley Glacier Trail on the right of the valley, Obanhein made a four-pitch route, which we rate as Grade 6.
Craig Reason, Unaffiliated