Mount Louis Solo via the 5.7 Kain Route


On Sept 29, 2017 I approached Mount Louis via Edith Pass trail and scrambled up the first half of the Kain Route in trail running shoes. After making the first rappel with a 6mm 70m Eledrid rap line I switched to climbing shoes and made my way up to the base of the Perren Crack. After climbing the Perren Crack there was one more short section of scrambling before the summit. After a generous summit stay I abseiled via the regular climbers descent route and jogged the Edith Pass trail back to the car for a return trip time of 5 hours 33 minutes car to car (click for gps).

The Kain Route on Mount Louis sees significant traffic making this route a great solo. A much faster-time to complete the Mount Louis climb via the Kain Route is definitely possible, my personal goal is to complete it in less than 4 hours if it comes back into season this year.

Picture and video from Sept 29:

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