Alberta is the epicenter (or epicentre) of Canadian Alpine climbing with countless snow and ice covered peaks, glaciers and famous north faces. Alberta is also famous for some of the best ice climbing in the world.
Calgary provides easy access to Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and all of the surrounding areas. Edmonton provides access if your destinations are further north.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Alberta:
East Ridge 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5000' Jasper National Park : Mt. Edith Cavell
NE Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13 Trad, 11 pitches, 1500' Bow Valley : Chinaman's Peak aka Ha Ling...
East Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Mod. Snow PG13 Snow, Alpine, 10 pitches, 5000' Valley of the Ten Peaks : Mt. Temple
North Face - Chouinard/Beckey/Doody 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 12 pitches, 5000' Jasper National Park : Mt. Edith Cavell
French Reality 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c WI6 Trad, Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 150' Banff National Park : Stanley Headwall
Greenwood-Locke 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c A2 Steep Snow R Aid, Snow, Alpine, 20 pitches, 4500' Valley of the Ten Peaks : Mt. Temple
Featured Route For Alberta
North Glacier Mod. Snow International : Canada : ... : Mount Athabasca
INTRODUCTIONThis standard route was first descended in 1898 by Norman Collie and Hermann Wooley, after an unguided ascent of the harder North Ridge. Collie is credit with discovering and naming Mount Colombia and the Colombia Icefield.ROUTE DESCRIPTIONThis route needs an alpine start because the gate to the access road is only left open at night. There is a second gate, never unlocked for climbers, just past the trail parking.The trail to the glacier can be sussed out with head...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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