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

Considerations for international travel

  • Start by reviewing the latest regulations.
  • Everyone will need a passport or other valid ID such as a NEXUS card.
  • NEXUS cards can save a lot of time but only work if everyone in the car has one.
  • Make sure your vehicle insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Make sure your health insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Border crossing regulations are strict in both directions. Know what you’re allowed to take and declare everything to avoid problems.
  • You may be able to save time by checking alternate border crossings. Find apps that show updated times and other good tips.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Intermediate Alpine
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
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  • 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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