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
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Kahl Wall 5.10- International : Canada : ... : Kahl Wall
Excellent and varied climb that felt very solid (I assume due to lots of traffic - but not too much as the limestone has not been polished smooth yet). Kahl Wall tends to wander about so route finding is a challenge. Most of the climbing is moderate so you don't have to be a solid 5.10 climber. The crux pitch is very sustained and much harder then any other pitch on the route, but it is extremely well protected with lots of bolts and occasional gear placements so that no matter what one coul...[more] Browse More Classics in International