This is a great 400 foot crag right above the summer tourist trail to Alberta Falls. It is generally protected from the wind, so it's a good venue for nasty days or when you are looking for a quicker day. There are a couple easier mixed routes with ice in the big gully on the left side of the wall and a couple harder traditionally protected, mixed routes on the central rock buttress (with potential for more!).
The link for the summer page: mountainproject.com/v/alberta-...
Park at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead, and stay on the summer tourist trail (not the usual winter shortcut after the second bridge). The cliff is obvious right above the trail after 30 or 40 minutes. The trail is generally packed out by snowshoers, but skis are still nice for drifts and on the way out.
Weather station 9.5 miles from here
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This is the obvious ice line in the big gully feature on the left side of the Alberta Falls Wall. It's easy to spot from the tourist trail. Some well protected, moderate mixed climbing up slightly left-leaning cracks, with an annoying bush or two, leads to the 30 foot blob of ice. There is a fixed pin just before the ice. Rap easily off a tree.It is a very nice moderate pitch if you're tired of Loch Vale, and it's too stormy for something bigger. There is also an even easier variant of this rout...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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