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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.
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.
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Upper Weeping Wall "Weeping Pillar" WI5-6 North America : Canada : ... : Weeping Wall Area
After climbing the lower weeping wall, continue up the snow bench to the base of the upper wall. Three pitches of ice. First pitch is typically the easiest at 4+ to the bench. Pitch two is typically WI5. Good belays can be found on the left or chop a stance in the center of the pillar. Pitch three is usually the steepest at 5-6 depending on conditions and line taken. ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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