3 miles
1,675 ft
-325 ft
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

  • + 1
flag robdonovan SHORE CORPS (Apr 27, 2016 at 14:38)
 Rode it last night. Pretty challenging in the best sense of the term.
  • + 1
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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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,677 ft
  • Distance flat
    397 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Executioner P.o.V.
Executioner P.o.V.
6:23 | 360 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 21, 2017
Another redo. Some rooty fun, if there's such a thing. Raw Footage is the signature. This trail is in good shape, as shown.
Baden Powell Descent
Baden Powell Descent
3:44 | 155 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 21, 2017
This is a fun descent towards the entrance of Mt Fromme on the section of Baden Powell that takes you out if you are heading back to the Water...
I regret throwing my phone on the ground
I regret throwing my phone on the ground
0:59 | 715 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
Mar 25, 2017
Graham testing out his new 27.5" bike! Rocked the teeter totter and unexpectedly jumped on the log ride... this guy has balls

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Nov 18, 2017 @ 1:52pm
Nov 18, 2017
Good condition. No issues to report.
Nov 18, 2017 @ 1:52pm
Nov 18, 2017
Good condition the whole way. Lovin' the new sections below skid road!
St Mary's
Nov 18, 2017 @ 1:52pm
Nov 18, 2017
The sections I rode were excellent. Recent work is holding up well.
Skid Road Ascent
Nov 18, 2017 @ 1:52pm
Nov 18, 2017
Good condition. No issues
Ramble On
Nov 18, 2017 @ 1:52pm
Nov 18, 2017
Good condition, no issues.
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