Ninja Van (III W5, 110m ice) FA: J. Mills - Nov 15, 05
This route is found on Mount Wilson quite a ways Right of Oh La Tabernac. It is below the left side of the large wide quartzite cliff that makes up the east end of the mountain. There are actually up to 4 unclimbed routes that form here, this is the most left, biggest, and highest of them. Big avalanche terrain so heads up.
Park: At a faint cutline a couple minutes down the David Thompson hwy #11.
Approach: Follow the cutline to its end then a faint trail on the right side of a drainage. Once the trail end all too soon, bushwack to the base of the gully(1.5hrs)
Route: Head up the gully over a couple of short easy ice steps which are probably covered in snow later in the season. After a couple hundred meters of snow a 10m W2 step leads to more snow ant then a 40m W2 step. More tedious snow leads to the reason for walking so far. Climb 35m of mushrooms followed by a beautifull 30m crux pillar.
Rap and downclimb the route.