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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 51.4231, -116.1799 View Map  Incorrect?
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Lake Lousie from near the parking area. The Back ...


Lake Louise hosts a number of fine climbing areas, ranging from some of the best craging around to adventurous mountain routes in a picture postcard setting.

The area is definitely alpine and so conditions can vary greatly from trip to trip. Plan accordingly, even for the most moderate climbs, conditions can make things interesting.

The only downside to climbing is the large numbers of tourists hanging around town, however, take a few steps along a trail and most are left behind.

Getting There 

Heading north west from Calgary on the Trans Canada highway take the Lake Louise Exit. Drive past the very small downtown area with Samsons Mall, and head up the road towards the Lake. Most of the climbing is reached by driving to the roads end and parking up in the large parking lot, however some require you to take the left turn towards Moraine Lake.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lake Louise:
Louise Falls   WI4-5     Ice, 3 pitches, 350'   Lake Louise Ice
Pub Night   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 68'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Blue Valentine   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 76'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Corner Journey   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Back of The Lake : Amphitheater
Public Enemy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Turtle Mountain   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Wicked Gravity   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 88'   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
Mardi Gras   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   The Back of The Lake : Outhouse Wall
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Featured Route For Lake Louise
Dew Line! Can't get much better!

DEW line 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Air Voyage
What an incredible line! 4 stars!!Start on a hard boulder problem which either goes out right to jugs, a small crimp with a heel hook or directly up to a bad finger lock. Pull yourself up and get onto increasingly good holds. Soon you reach a good midway rest where you can shake out. Take advantage as you may get pumped in the second section. A slab works up the side until you must traverse back onto the face on a crescent shaped crimp to a big reach OR to bad side pulls. Once you get this, don...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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