by Andy Genereux
The Crown Jewel of Canadian Rockies Traditional Climbing.
Canadian rock climbing was born on the big flat face of Yamnuska. For more than 50 years, aspiring youth and grizzled veterans have been putting up new routes on the south-facing crag that faces the sun and attracts climbers every month of the year. In this first-ever climbing guide to the “Yam”, you will find 135 routes described in detail and accompanied by maps and photographs. Climbs range in grade from 5.5 through 5.12, and styles encompass the very bold to the more conservative.
This cliff is steeped in history. There is a spiritual ambience that is hard to explain, but many climbers have shared this feeling after a day scaling her lofty heights. Partnerships develop between friends and the mountain that can last a lifetime.
Soft cover: 13 cm wide x 18 cm length x 1.5 cm thick
Illustrations: B&W photos and maps