New 700-metre, moderate route on Vancouver Island.
Henrik Hinkkala and Hunter Lee climbed a new route on the North West face of Mount Rugged, the Lee/Hinkkala, IV, WI3, 700 m. The conditions were reportedly excellent.
Earlier in the year, a new route was climbed on the Island’s Big Den, see here.
The Lee/Hinkkala on Mount Rugged Photo Hunter Lee
The notch that leads to the upper snow ramp Photo Hunter Lee
About mid-way Photo Hunter Lee
Henrik leading the way to the East Ridge Photo Hunter Lee
From Hunter Lee, “We started climbing at 7:30 in the morning, the first 45 minutes lead by light from our headlamps, summited at 2:30 and back at camp at 6:00, a 12-hour round trip. And yup, the sunset was awesome!” Photo Hunter Lee