Mt. Rundle looms right over the town of Banff from the south. It has the super-classic moderate, Professor Falls and the infamous Trophy Wall.
Drive south out of Banff to the Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course. This road may be closed in winter, forcing an extra 3-5 km of walking.
If you're there for ice, you should be able to clearly see your flow. A trail to the upper trophy wall may not be beaten. Your best bet may be to get the out-of-print Waterfall Ice Climbs book by Joe Josephson.
Make sure to read the road signs. "Spray Ave" is pretty entertaining.
Weather station 6.4 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Troubled Dreams (ice)
WI6 North America
: ... : The Trophy Wall
An excellent route in a spectacular setting! As with any ice route, conditions are widely variable from year to year, but it seems that Troubled Dreams, originally a mixed route, has been coming regularly over the past few years. Difficult to say where the crux will be. It could be pulling through the small roof on the first pitch or past the overhang at the start of pitch two. Mostly the route is just steep and continuous. Scramble up to the base of the WI3 approach ice to a one-bolt belay,...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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