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Mount Edith is a limestone peak with three summits within view of Banff. The quality of rock is quite good, with many routes reaching the summit from all sides. Their are many possibilities for day routes from a easy scramble to the top, to 300m routes on the north side.
To get to Mount Edith, Drive west from Calgary on the Trans-Canadian Highway 15-20 Km from Canmore. Drive past the town of Banff and take your first exit off the highway. After the exit, take your first right, unto a dirt road leading to the Fireside picnic area. Take the hiking trail trail heading east from the picnic area for the aproach to the routes.
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South Ridge Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c North America : Canada : ... : Mount Edith
The Route climbs the southeast ridge for the mountain, using a few gullies, and ledges. After gaining the prominent ledge on the southeast side of the mountain, find the biggest right leaning gully that heads to the top. Climb this gully (a few fixed pins and newer looking bolts 2006) for a few long pitches. THis gully isn't very hard, and soloing would be the fastest way. If your feeling a bit shaky, their is plenty of places for gear along the way. Take this gully to the top of the south ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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