Mount Niselheim/East Ridge

A short and fun 3-4 pitch rock climb in the Vahalla Mountains of British Columbia , Canada.

getting there

Drive to Slocan, north of Nelson, Britiah Columbia.  Just south of Slocan, drive the Little Slocan River Forest Road.  Turn right on the Bannock Burn Forest Road and follow it to the Gimli-Mulvey Trailhead. It's 15 miles of rough logging roads.


From the camp at the south face of Mount Gimli, follow the trail to the col between Gimli and Niselheim.


Head up ramp to east shoulder and step out into the face following a ramp with some airy 5.7 climbing.  Continue up to then and follow the wide ridge, almost a sidewalk to the summit.


Descend northwest ridge (Class 4).


Standard rock climbing rack.

information for leaders

  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Intermediate Alpine
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • 8,465 ft
  • Land Manager: Valhalla Provincial Park
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • CNTS Nelson 82F
  • CNTS Burton 82F/13
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