3.1 miles
Distance
1,675 ft
Climb
-325 ft
Descent
2,253 ft
High Point

Collection of low grade climbing sections to connect existing trails and an old skid road creating a west side climbing route. Don't let the difficulty ratings fool you, this is a tough climb. The trail is sustained uphill with few breaks, often very technical.
It is a physically demanding climb that gets more challenging the higher you go.

Thanks to HUGE efforts from our community, the entire climbing route on Fromme opened officially in late 2015. Ongoing improvements and maintenance will continue into 2017.

The NSMBA heartily thanks all of the volunteers, lead builders and groups who have contributed significant efforts to complete the route opened to this point including: Arc'teryx, MEC, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, BC Bike Race, Deloitte, Knight PiƩsold & Steed Cycles.
The NSMBA would like to acknowledge the Lead Builders on this project that started with the DNV Trail Crew in 2011: Irish Pete, Pat Podolski, Todd Fiander, Brent Hillier, Owen Thomas, James Healey, Penny Deck, Tom Hudson, Randy Konrad, Gordo McNaughton.
This project would not have been possible without our strong partnership with the District of North Vancouver, inparticular, Trail & Habitat Coordinator Graham Knell (now retired).
Project Manager: Mark Wood

Local Trail Association
North Shore Mountain Bike Association (nsmba.ca)
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2 Reviews & Comments

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flag robdonovan SHORE CORPS (Apr 27, 2016 at 14:38)
 Rode it last night. Pretty challenging in the best sense of the term.
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flag Sharonb (Dec 10, 2016 at 16:46)
 Kudos to Graham Knell for working so well with ALL user groups in the District of North Vancouver.

Thanks Mark for your acknowledgement of Graham, too bad its too little to late.
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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Fromme Ascent mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1,350 ft
  • Altitude min
    903 ft
  • Altitude start
    903 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,253 ft
  • Grade
    8.242%
  • Grade max
    -35.966%
  • Grade min
    38.328%
  • Distance climb
    2.3 miles
  • Distance down
    3,677 ft
  • Distance flat
    397 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Evan Mant // North Shore Bike Smashing
Evan Mant // North Shore Bike Smashing
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Jun 16, 2016
When you live at the bottom of Mt Fromme, homework can wait. Especially if the sun's out.
Dreamweaver - Fromme - North Shore
Dreamweaver - Fromme - North Shore
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Sep 28, 2013
Dreamweaver - Fromme - North Shore
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lower executioner
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
St Mary's
Jan 7, 2017 @ 5:49pm
Jan 7, 2017
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail right at new twinned section. reporter
Baden Powell
Jan 7, 2017 @ 5:46pm
Jan 7, 2017
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail just east of Espresso exit junction. reporter
Skid Rd Connector
Jan 1, 2017 @ 6:09pm
Jan 1, 2017
Only one tree down, approx 12" diameter, low to the ground on the Fromme Ascent line. I think it was on St Marys or Skid Rd Connector. Otherwise, no blowdown on Dempsey climb, Skid Rd or Dreamweaver, from the tennis courts up to the Dreamweaver/Executioner intersection and back down Dreamweaver.
For The Kids
Dec 8, 2016 @ 6:24pm
Dec 8, 2016
Very rideable. Good traction with minimal icy spots. reporter
Dreamweaver
Dec 8, 2016 @ 6:24pm
Dec 8, 2016
Rideable from Skid Road all the way to Boundary. A few slippery spots but lots fun to be had. reporter
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