3.1 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
    2.3 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
lower executioner
lower executioner
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May 8, 2015

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Feb 18, 2017 @ 10:39pm
2 days
From the Executioner connector entrance all is good. No snow. Looking above that point there appears to be snowy patchs though.
Skid Rd Connector
Feb 18, 2017 @ 10:37pm
2 days
Wet snow on the trail pretty much from skid road right up to Baden Powell. Mostly climbable but the higher you go the more snow there is.
Feb 18, 2017 @ 10:37pm
2 days
From Baden Powell down is snow covered until you get to skid road. From Skid road down it is more mud and snow and more rideable from there.
Executioner Connector
Feb 18, 2017 @ 10:37pm
2 days
Wet and muddy but totally rideable. No trace of snow anywhere, up to and including, where the climbing trail meets Executioner. I didn't go any higher though to see where the snow does start.
Skid Road Ascent
Feb 18, 2017 @ 10:37pm
2 days
Good condition, no snow but wet.
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