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 9 VD 3a Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5000' Jasper National Park : Mt. Edith Cavell
Coire Dubh Integrale 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3 Easy Snow Trad, Ice, Snow, 6 pitches, 2000' Kananaskis : Loder Peak
East Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Mod. Snow PG13 Snow, Alpine, 10 pitches, 5000' Valley of the Ten Peaks : Mt. Temple
North Face - Chouinard/Beckey/Doody 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 12 pitches, 5000' Jasper National Park : Mt. Edith Cavell
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Dance Me Outside 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a North America : Canada : ... : The White Imperialist
Probably the steepest 12a in Grassi, if not all of the Bow Valley. Start on blocky moves from the top of rock at the far right of White Imperialist Wall. Move up and right to a strange almost slabby 5 ft section where any number of body smears can give you an OK rest. Then make huge moves up pocketed roof to desperation turning the lip (go deep in the pockets). Amazing and very satisfying....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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