In the Josephson guide, this world-reknowned area is appropriately referred to as the 'epicentre of ice climbing in the Rockies.' Between the Trans-Canada Highway and Jasper, you'll find a lifetime's worth of ice, mixed, and alpine routes. One can hardly overstate the quantity and quality of the climbing that exists here.
For simplicity and clarity, the Icefields Parkway will be broken into a number of sub-areas.
Drive north on from Banff on the Trans-Canada Highway until just north of Lake Louise. Just before Hwy 1 turns west toward Field, look for an exit on the right to Jasper, and take Hwy 93 north.
Travel conditions on this road can deteriorate quickly with wind and/or snow, so proceed with caution!
Weather station 18.8 miles from here
17 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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One of the more impressive routes on the Parkway, steep and sustained! In addition to the fact that you're climbing vertical ice most of the way, you have to deal with the overhanging mushrooms that form in the middle of the route. While not real difficult to climb, these mushrooms can make protection challenging.Climb up a short apron of ice to the base and then run the rope out to the middle of the route, encountering the mushrooms near the end of the pitch. Belay off screws and/or cord, us...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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One of the amazing vistas of Icefield Parkway.
Looking south on the parkway, at around Bow Lake.
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