Jim Ongena and Pete Rasmussen with their new route Stubborn Old Bastards

Jim Ongena has reported about a beauty new ice route near Oliver, B.C, that he climbed with Pete Rasmussen.

Ongena reported that their new climb is in Gallaghers Canyon, goes at 170 metres and WI4+.

Oliver is not really an ice climbing destination but the cold weather has frozen some long flows.

The town of Oliver’s website read, “Oliver is located near the south end of the Okanagan Valley, in south-central British Columbia. Just 25 km north of the USA border, Oliver sits in the only desert area of Canada.

“Oliver is an ideal setting for growing Okanagan wine grapes and producing among the best rated wines in the world! Of course, its mild weather year-round, also makes Oliver a great place to live for local residents.”

Ongena said, “There are two more in there but the weathers is getting too warm for this year.” An awesome find!

Jim Ongena leading the top pitch Photo Pete Rasmussen

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