Lac des Arcs.
Southern Alberta's major climbing area. Centered around the town of Canmore, the Bow Valley has a sport crag in every drainage, and long multi-pitch trad routes on most of the big walls that tower over the valley. The rock season is short (May-August) in most years, but fortunately the Bow Valley also has world-class ice climbing in the winter.
Canmore is one hour west of Calgary on the trans-Canada Highway
Weather station 12.9 miles from here
139 Total Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',55],['2 Stars',39],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
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Grillmair's Chimneys 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
PG13 North America
: ... : Kahl Wall
This classic route was the first route put up on Yamnuska. The first ascent was done by 'accident' using a nylon utility rope and a couple of pins. The first assencionists started scrambling just to see how high they could get, and before they knew it they were roping up for the crux pitch.Do not do this route until Yam is free of snow, or else you'll regret it!This is a great introductory route on Yam, the route finding is relatively straight forward, and the rock on the difficult sections is f...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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From: Vancouver, BC
Mar 19, 2007
The Rock season in portions of the Bow Valley, especially on south facing cliffs such as Yamnuska is more like March to October.