This wall faces East. It gets sun in the AM and shade in the PM.
Park Glacier Gorge Trailhead. Follow Trail signs to Alberta Falls. It is 35 minutes from trailhead. AFW is due west of the Alberta Falls. Cross a short talus field from main trail to the base of the wall.
P1. Start up short crack on the left, traverse 30 feet right to base of the roof system. A 0.4 BD is nice. 5.8R. Don't combine p1 and p2 due to rope drag!P2. Pull through roof crack to a ledge belay with a fixed pin. Belay using a 0.3, 0.4, and 0.75 Camalot. 5.11.P3. Climb a nice, steep splitter to pod and go left. Once on the slab above splitter, head up and right to tree belay. 5.10+.P4. Head up corner behind tree then head right. Face climb over a short bulge via a left-facing flake. 5.8R.P5....[more]Browse More Classics in CO
This is a great area for Scottish style winter climbing. It's quite protected from the wind; we've experienced pleasant climbing days when gusts were forecast to be in the 60mph range. It has a really quick, obvious approach; maybe 30-40 minutes, and it's right above the summer tourist trail. Finally, it has a few easier routes with actual ice, some harder dry tooling trad lines, and potential for more. I suspect early in the fall or later in the spring there may even be some more ice around.