This mountain located just north of the Banff townsite is best known for the ski hill built on its east face. Norquay has several other attractive elements beyond skiing however. In addition to a fine scramble up the east side of the mountain, excellent rock climbing exists on the slabs of the west face of the mountain.
Mt. Norquay is located just North of the Banff townsite. Several access options exists, specified in the areas section.
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This route is super classic, and is likely the best route of its grade in Banff National Park. The climb has an excellent setting, a cool alpine atmosphere, no crowds and brilliant rock quality. The route is very similar in nature and difficulty to Diedre in Squamish, except without the people! Pitch 1-2 (5.5, 95m): Scramble up the cool, solution pocked rock past two bolted belays.Pitch 3 (5.6 35m): Climb up over a small overhang into the corner system. Lieback the corner to a bolted, sem...[more] Browse More Classics in International