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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Jimmy and the Cruisers 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
PG13 North America
: ... : Red Shirt
A sustained route on pretty good rock w/ no bad, several good and one great pitch. Josephson rates it 10c, Genereux 10/11a R; I'll split the difference.P1: 10- PG, 35M. Follow the corner/crack up to a bolted anchor about 10M below the roof.P2: 10+, 45M. Continue up the crack line and go straight over the roof. Above this sustained 5.10 past a pin leads to a fixed belay.P3: 5.9R 25M. You can either follow Red shirt or: Traverse left for a few feet then go up a corner for a while w/...[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.