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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...
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
Coire Dubh Integrale 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b WI3 Easy Snow Trad, Ice, Snow, 6 pitches, 2000' Kananaskis : Loder Peak
East Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Mod. Snow PG13 Snow, Alpine, 10 pitches, 5000' Valley of the Ten Peaks : Mt. Temple
French Reality 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c WI6 Trad, Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 150' Banff National Park : Stanley Headwall
Featured Route For Alberta
Grey Waves 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 North America : Canada : ... : Kid Goat Buttress
This beautiful route is a classic 5.8 sport route. Cool moves, excellent rock, and great exposure define this route. Pitch 1 (5.8 - 50m) - Climb up an arrete then out onto the face. Pass at possibly belay at 20m. Cross three overhangs to the belay station (shared with Keel Haul Wall), the second overhang is the toughest. Pitch 2 (5.8 - 25m) - ignore the bolt on the overhang to the right; this belongs to KHW; instead move stright up from the belay past two fixed pins and a pos...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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