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Mt. Colonel Foster

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About Mt. Colonel Foster:

Approach: 4-6 hours to Landslide Lake via Elk River trail from Highway #28. To either South or North cols, traverse around Landslide Lake on south shore. To North Col, head directly up moraine and through timber to slide basin and on to the alpine shoulder. To South Col, ascend snow gullies or low 5th class slabs depending on snow cover to South Glacier and South Col. An alternative route to the South Col is to continue up the Elk River to near Elk Pass and hike over satellite peak, descending gullies to South Col. Descend via South or North Cols or rappel West Face. First Ascent: Mike Walsh Jun. 1968 First Winter Ascent: Joseph Bajan, Ross Nichol, 28-31 Jan. 1978 South Gullies: A. Slocomb, Robinson 1936 Snow Band Route: Joseph Bajan, Mike Walsh, Jun. 1974 Cataract: Philip Stone, Sarah Homer, 6-7 Aug. 1988 East Face: Richard Culbert, Paul Starr, Fred Douglas, Aug. 1972 Into The Mystic: Chris Lawrence, Philip Stone, Corrie Wright, 10-11 Jun. 1989 Summit Traverse: Mike Walsh, Joseph Bajan, 1973 West Central Buttress: Sandy Briggs, Ignaz Fluri, 5 Jul. 1991 North Buttress: Scott Flavelle, Perry Beckham, Aug. 1977 Lost Boys: John Put, Fred Put, Sep. 1989 West Face (North Tower): Mike Walsh 1968 Grand Central Coulior: Rob Wood, Doug Scott, Greg Child, Jan. 1985 Dirrettissima: Joseph Bajan, Ross Nichol, 28-31 Jan. 1978 www.wildisle.ca
Approach: hike up the Elk River Trail for 12km to "foster lake"
Approach Time: 3-6hrs
Latitude, Longitude: 49.75149, -125.86658
Access Issues: none
Rock Type: Basalt
Type of Climbing: Alpine
Sun Aspect: All Day Shade

Routes

SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Expressway (1) 5.8 ED1 2
Average Rating = 3.00/5 NW - East Face North West Peak 5.8 1
0 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Cataract 5.8 1
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Dirrettissima - Winter route 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 East Face (Culbert Route) 5.8 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Fosters Logger 5.8 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Grand Central Coulior - Winter route 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Into The Mystic 5.10a 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Lost Boys 5.9 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 North Buttress 5.8 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Snow Band Route 5.10b 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 South Summit via South Col and South Gullies 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Summit Traverse 5.8 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 West Central Buttress 5.8 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 West Face 5.4 0

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