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Alberta is the epicenter (or epicentre) of Canadian Alpine climbing with countless snow and ice covered peaks, glaciers and famous north faces. Alberta is also famous for some of the best ice climbing in the world.
Calgary provides easy access to Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and all of the surrounding areas. Edmonton provides access if your destinations are further north.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Alberta:
East Ridge 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5000' Jasper National Park : Mt. Edith Cavell
NE Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13 Trad, 11 pitches, 1500' Bow Valley : Chinaman's Peak aka Ha Ling...
North Face - Chouinard/Beckey/Doody 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 12 pitches, 5000' Jasper National Park : Mt. Edith Cavell
Coire Dubh Integrale 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b WI3 Easy Snow Trad, Ice, Snow, 6 pitches, 2000' Kananaskis : Loder Peak
East Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Mod. Snow PG13 Snow, Alpine, 10 pitches, 5000' Valley of the Ten Peaks : Mt. Temple
French Reality 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c WI6 Trad, Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 150' Banff National Park : Stanley Headwall
Featured Route For Alberta
Hydrophobia WI5+ North America : Canada : ... : North Ghost
This incredible, remote waterfall forms up every year, and is located in the back of a deep canyon surrounded by huge rock walls. The route takes great screws all the way, and unless you are the first party of the year, you will likely have v-thread anchors available for belays and rappels.Climb an easy 80' apron to the base of a steep pillar, where most parties set up a belay. Climb the pillar (crux) and run the rope out on steep, sustained ice until you can set up a hanging belay. Continue ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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