Arterial Spurt is a three-pitch WI3 on Mount McGillivray in the Canadian Rockies.
The rarely-formed route is found in a large alpine bowl next to Heart Mountain and has high avalanche hazards after any snow accumulation. There was little snow in November which made for perfect conditions.
Watch as Gripped editor Brandon Pullan and New Zealand alpine team climber Jaz Morris snuck in an ascent in mid-November. The first ascent was in the 1980s, but no one knows who the first climbers were.
The Monday afternoon shift on ‘Arterial Spurt’ WI3R near Heart Creek. One of the great things about the Bow Valley is some weeks you can climb ice one day and rock the next. @jaz.n.morris set off with @brandonpullan of @grippedmagazine for a quick ascent of a rarely formed easy ice route #canmore #candianrockies #climbing #iceclimbing