Odaray Mountain

Details

Elevation (feet): 10,364
Elevation (meters): 3,159
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51.358544
Longitude: -116.381865
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1887
First successful climber(s): J.J. McArthur
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Banff

Thanks to Rene Boisselle for adding this peak.

Description

Peak located on West side of Lake O`Hara. East side is glaciated to near treeline (Dougherty) but the N-N-E and N-E side are steep with buttresses and walls.

The first ascent party (J.J. McArthur - solo) followed the South-East glacier and ridge starting from Elizabeth Parker hut.

Rock at base of mountain is quartzite but upper third is limestone.

In 1955, D.K. Morrison and J.F. Tarrant climbed the North-East Ridge (5.7). Long and impressive buttress.

In 1980 or 1981, Rob Mitchell and myself climbed a new route, the East Rib. Starting left of a waterfall (or its remains) and right of the upper bowl. Many pitches up to 5.9 on solid quartzite brings one to the upper bassin.

Then, follow the whole Rib on limestone meeting the Tarrant route on top of the Rib (bivy).

Follow last bit of ridge to the top (snow mushrooms may offers serious difficulties to overcome). Descent by normal route (S-E Ridge).

Thanks to Rene Boisselle for this description.