Josh Wharton, one of America’s top climbers, spent a busy week in Canada in May 2012 where he did the first one-day ascents of the Emperor Face on Mount Robson and the Wild Thing on Mount Chephren.
Both routes are found in The Bold and Cold. Wharton gives alpine lessons from the Rockies below.
Seven Classic Hard Rockies Alpine Climbs
Grand Central Couloir V M6 WI5 on Mount Kitchener
Andromeda Strain V M5 on Mount Andromeda
The Greenwood/Locke V 5.10 on Mount Temple
North Face IV of Mount Bryce
Infinite Patience VI M6 WI5 on Emperor Face of Mount Robson
Wild Thing V M7 on Mount Chephren
North Face VI 5.10 of Mount Alberta
Photo by John Scurlock (@john_scurlock) of the north face of the North Twin in the Canadian Rockies. All four ascents documented in The Bold and Cold book (profile link). It hasn't been climbed since 2013 and this season is over. There's 10 times more 5.15s in the world than ascents of this wall. #alpine #tradisrad #badass #climbing #northtwin #jasper #banff #climbing #mountains