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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...
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
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
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Direttissima 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 North America : Canada : ... : CMC Wall
This is a Classic for Yamnuska and can get crowded fast during peak season. It's about 325m and 9 pitches, so start early. Backup the fixed pins when possible. Some of the moves are very committing for 5.8, so come prepared....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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