Roche Miette, The East Angel Ridge
FA – G. Cornell, May 1994
Just a more interesting alternative to the usual scramble route on the east face of Roche Miette, a spectacular mountain north of Jasper 40km.
Park at a short road on south side of highway. Follow the normal scramble route up the trail coming out of the trees an hour or so later. Walk up the hillside to a saddle and take a good break here with the binoculars. Enjoy the valley….. the route, goes basically straight up from this saddle breaking through the first cliffband via a corner. Follow the ridge entering a snow gully and a steep yellow wall to the right and nice exposure. The crux is within 50m from the top, where a fall occurred sending this mountaineer crashing 15 feet down the gully in an uncontrolled tumble until a ledge was just grabbed on and held for dear life. Feels about 5.3 grade.
From the right edge of a slab that blocks the finish, smear across it left and re-enter the gully to the top. Further info can be found in the 1999 edition of Canadian Alpine Journal.