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Kananaskis 


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Description 

Kananaskis encompasses an area east and south of Canmore. Average driving time from Calgary is about 1.5 hours.

A variety of long alpine or semi-alpine climbs of classic quality exist in K-country along with sport climbing areas (Wasootch, Barrier Bluffs, etc...) and popular ice climbing (Evan Thomas Creek). Although Yamnuska and Kid Goat are also technically in Kananaskis, they are listed separately under Bow Valley right now. When most people say Kananaskis, they are usually referring to heading south from the trans Canada highway.

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Getting There 

Drive the Trans Canada from either direction and head south


Climbing Season


15 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kananaskis:
Snowline   WI4     Ice, 2 pitches   Evan Thomas Creek
Moonlight   WI4     Ice, 2 pitches   Evan Thomas Creek
Joy   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 10 pitches, 2000'   Mount Indefatigable
Coire Dubh Integrale   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3 Easy Snow     Trad, Ice, Snow, 6 pitches, 2000'   Loder Peak
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Featured Route For Kananaskis
Joy and The Shining Path approach and descent. Bear Descent is approximate since we came down the scree shoot.

Joy 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  North America : Canada : ... : Mount Indefatigable
Approach: 45 minutesClimb: 3 - 6 hoursDescent: 1.5 - 3 hours Car-to-Car: 5 - 9 hoursSun: late morning through afternoonJoy follows the incredibly striking right facing dihedral up the Mt. Indefatigable slab for nearly 2000 feet (300m)of climbing! The rock is generally very solid with excellent friction. The numerous small ledges do tend to accumulate rocks, so be wary, especially in early season. There are many very nice belays to choose from on almost every pitch. Some take a 70m rope to...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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