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',6],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Cyber Pasty Memorial
WI5+ M7+ North America
: ... : Icefields Parkway - North
This route varies greatly from year to year, and the more ice there is the easier it will be. It was a really cool line at the time of it's submission to MP, and is described as such. P1, 65m, WI4+: climb to the big ledge and a bolted belay rappel station.P2, 60m, M7+, WI5+: Hard drytooling mostly on small edges right off the deck, leads to the first ice blob. Be wary of a loose flake to the right of the first blob, and position the belayer accordingly. Then link more blobs to the big roof...[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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