Northwest ridge is a truly classic 5.4 quartzite rock climb on a big mountain amid spectacular surroundings. Rightfully included in "Fifty Classic Climbs" book, this mountain sees periodic epics even today. Most parties take 3 days for the trip, and there is no easy walk-off descent. Even better rock than Mount Edith Cavell.
|Year first climbed:||1890|
|First successful climber(s):||Huber, Sulzer, Cooper|
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary|
|Convenient Center:||Golden B.C.|
Thanks to Alan Kane for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 8 trip reports for Mount Sir Donald.
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- Log #20494 - by Mike Whelan / Joe Owens on Nov 19, 20065 hours from saddle to summitt classic solid rock and North face exposure, Great all round climb , highly reccomend
- Log #13342 - by jean paul lafleur on Aug 02, 2004great solo climb,started at highway at 7:30 arived at saddle at 10:15. started climbing norht west arret at 10:45 and summited peek at 3:01. decended the south west and cut back over to the nw.Got...
- Log #13343 - by
John Bickford on Feb 05, 2004Was successful on 6th attempt. Have had to bivouac on the arete or north face on 3 occasions. The weather can be unpredictable. My rule of thumb is: if the probability of rain in Rogers pass is...
- Log #13344 - by Lorne Graham on Dec 10, 2003NE ridge onsight solo. car to car in 8hours 57min
- Log #13345 - by Michael on Oct 17, 2003A great climb with two friends. Nice warm day, great weather but kind of hazy due to fires. It's a long climb up and down, try to belay as little as possible. Have fun!
- Log #13346 - by
Helmut Vogel on Oct 03, 2003A friend and I took advantage of a late season high pressure and went for it. We were rewarded with great conditions, well kinda. We suffered through cold temperatures on the mountain and had to deal...
- Log #13347 - by
justin conn on Mar 07, 2001dear sir donald bradmens family sir donald bradmen you where a great criket player and ance guy Imiss you from justin.
- Log #13348 - by
Alan Kane on Jan 25, 2000A great climb by NW ridge, moving together on a 50m 9 mil rope most all the way. Big, long slings are very useful for running belays around blocks. Would be a scary exposed route in a storm though....