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Barrier Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,900'
Location: 51.0038, -115.0694 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jordan Ramey on Jul 21, 2011
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Barrier Bluffs on Barrier Mountain hosts a number of sport and trad climbs on good rock. A short 15 minute approach, excellent rock, and an abundance of routes means this area can be crowded (by Rockies standards) on the weekends.

Getting There 

From the TransCanada highway, head south on highway 40 (Kananaskis highway) towards Barrier lake (well marked). Park in the well-worn ditch pullout on the East side of the road just south of the lake. Hike uphill on the very abvious climbers trail, staying just left of the drainage when possible. Follow the trail uphill for 15 minutes to the cliff walls. Most climbs are uphill right when the cliff wall is reached.

Climbing Season

For the Bow Valley area.

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Barrier Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Barrier Mountain:
End Dance   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   Yellow Wall
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Featured Route For Barrier Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff cruxing out.

Pull Fat Boy Pull 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Yellow Wall
Easy climbing leads to a crux between the third and forth bolt. Pass a bulge and complete easy climbing to the anchor. Pull on those sidepulls!...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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