Lac des Arcs.
Southern Alberta's major climbing area. Centered around the town of Canmore, the Bow Valley has a sport crag in every drainage, and long multi-pitch trad routes on most of the big walls that tower over the valley. The rock season is short (May-August) in most years, but fortunately the Bow Valley also has world-class ice climbing in the winter.
Canmore is one hour west of Calgary on the trans-Canada Highway
Weather station 12.9 miles from here
253 Total Routes
['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',85],['2 Stars',83],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
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Forbidden Corner 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
R North America
: ... : Red Shirt
Length: 310m, 9 pitchesSun Exposure: receives sun, parts of the corner will provide shadeTime: 4 - 8 hours to climb the routecar-to-car: 7 - 11 hoursDifficulty: 5.9 (or 5.10a)Rack: Cams: doubles of micro to 3" (#3 camalot), single #4 usefull, but not entirely necessary, normal selection of nuts.A classic route (originally named Verboten Corner) with some of the best climbing at the grade in the Rockies. A little routefinding, runout climbing ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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From: Vancouver, BC
Mar 19, 2007
The Rock season in portions of the Bow Valley, especially on south facing cliffs such as Yamnuska is more like March to October.