The Mount Tricouni North Ridge is one of the quickest and best alpine rock routes the Coast Mountains offers. This classic coastal mountaineering objective is a striking exposed rock ridge with difficulties up to 5.4, leading to an air summit overlooking both the Squamish and Whistler Valleys. The trip starts with a 4x4 journey almost right into the alpine, followed by a 1 to 2-hour alpine meadow approach. Finally, across the north glacier sees us on the ridge proper—an absolute must-do for anyone seeking a 1-day alpine trip.
Meet in either Whistler or Squamish, depending on where you are staying. We meet for a gear inspection before heading out to the trailhead on the west side of the 99 highway right between Squamish and Whistler BC. We will then spend the whole day in the alpine climbing and return in the afternoon. Typically we depart at 6 am and return around 4 pm.
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Tricouni North Ridge is a great objective for any climber with some alpine or rock experience with 5.4 grading difficulties. The day is anywhere from 8 - 12 hours long, so good fitness and the ability to move through hiking and scrambling terrain all day is imperative.
Elevation gain from trailhead: 750m
Climb steepness: 45 - 55 degrees
Rock difficulty: 5.4
Distance (one way): 4.1km
Is this for you?
Previous rock climbing experience, in the gym or outside.
Can top rope a minimum grade of 5.6
Fitness to be moving for a minimum of 8 hours
Likes being outside