GSI shutting down

It is with regret that Gravsports Ice will be closing soon. Despite all of us here and many in the community being of the opinion that GSI is a better archiving system for information on ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies, this website will be shutting down.

Keeping the lights on and keeping conditions current no longer seems practical. We have tried making the forums more user friendly, and kept access to a vast array of beta and history contained on the website open to all. However low participation and increasing costs from both the website and hacker intrusions have lead us to this decision. Many thanks to Ian for past hosting costs. While the website will remain live for a short while you can expect it to disappear soon. We have talked of options to preserve the beta it contains however we offer no guarantees at this time.

We thank all our supporters, and everyone in the community for your past participation in GSI.
Will, Ian, and Grant.
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Giant ice on N face of Sarrail?

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  • Giant ice on N face of Sarrail?

    More curious than anything - saw some giant lines off of the north face of Sarrail today while up at Rawson Lake with a hiking group - wondering if they have been climbed at all? Looks quite impressive - worth the exploration trip for the hardcore if you ask me - overhead seems reasonable.


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    Very cool lines. Mt. Sarrail often has lots of ice in those NE face gullies early in the season.

    There is one documented route, Riders on the Storm, 500-700 m, WI4+

    FA (to top of ice): Valeri Babanov & Raphael Slawinski, December 18, 2004

    FA (to top of face): Raphael Slawinski & Eamonn Walsh, February 19, 2006

    R. Slawinski - Mt. Sarrail


    • #3
      Very cool. Funny fact is that when I saw the lines, I told one of my fellow hikers that I'd be surprised if someone like Swalinski or House hadn't done them already. I guess my suspicion was right - to me these are right up their alley. Awesome looking lines though.