In the Josephson guide, this world-reknowned area is appropriately referred to as the 'epicentre of ice climbing in the Rockies.' Between the Trans-Canada Highway and Jasper, you'll find a lifetime's worth of ice, mixed, and alpine routes. One can hardly overstate the quantity and quality of the climbing that exists here.
For simplicity and clarity, the Icefields Parkway will be broken into a number of sub-areas.
Drive north on from Banff on the Trans-Canada Highway until just north of Lake Louise. Just before Hwy 1 turns west toward Field, look for an exit on the right to Jasper, and take Hwy 93 north.
Travel conditions on this road can deteriorate quickly with wind and/or snow, so proceed with caution!
Weather station 18.8 miles from here
16 Total Routes
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WI5 North America
: ... : Elliott Peak
Classic climb in a very cool location and with beautiful views of Abrahams Lake. The climb consists of the 60m WI4 pitch followed by a 50m steep and sustained WI5 pillar. The third pitch is a 30m WI3 with a bolt station on top (to climbers right). First ascent of Kitty Hawk was accomplished in 1980 as a roped solo following several attempts which reportedly involved a giant whipper, rescue, and 26 stitches. ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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One of the amazing vistas of Icefield Parkway.