- Technical:2.5 short sections of 3 (alpine 3.5)
9, 2006 I climbed EEOR in alpine conditions. I had the good fortune of running into a fellow from Canmore named
Peter about 50% of the way up who had done EEOR many times and he guided me up the remainder of the hill (thanks Peter). Peter
was not originally going to attempt the summit but decided to assist me in getting there. It appears that we were the first
on the summit that day and perhaps that weekend.
A party of two women ahead of us turned back due to one of them wiping
out on an icy rock. She was bleeding in the snow but I don’t think it was serious. Peter suggested that we stick to
the Kane ascent ramp and not try the slightly exposed Daffern route to the south as there was a fair amount of snow and ice
lying about. Even the Kane ramp route was iffy on the down climb due to the verglas. Peter didn’t have any crampons
so we did it bare boot which made it slow going.
All in all the route was pretty much a hike but for the slippery ramp
and the summit nub. I liked the route more than I thought I would but it is definitely not in any sort of top trip list.
Upper mountain, Kane route.
Upper mountain, Daffern route.
The "crux" due to verglas.
The top of Kane's ramp, taken on descent, note our tracks.
Descending back into Kane's ramp. Due to alpine conditions we had to face in to access the ramp given snow and
Negotiating the "crux" on return, where the previous party fell on ascent.