Terminator (WI6 M5, 3 pitches), The Trophy Wall, Canmore


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On November 7 2011, Ross Berg, John Freeman, and I climbed T2 (WI6 M5, three pitches) on the Trophy Wall. The conditions were excellent. There was little to no snow on the approach and little evidence of previous traffic. The temps were around 14ºF all day, which seamed reasonable considering it is the beginning of the season. There was evidence that a team had already climbed Terminator, but on further inspection they had only climbed the first pitch. The initial pitch was the crux with some mixed climbing to access the upper ice (maybe four to six moves, depending on how quickly you commit to the hanging dagger). The first and second pitches were 50 meters, and the third pitch was 60 meters. The ice to the right on Replicant looks fat but sustained. Sea of Vapours is still looking like a very light butt smear!