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Jasper National Park  


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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 52.8716, -118.0811 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Jasper National Park is the largest National Park in the Canadaian Rockies. Within its boundary lies most of the Columbia Icefields and many of the highest peaks in the Canadian Rockies, such as Columbia, Forbes, North and South Twin, and Alberta. Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, is just off Jasper National Park toward the NW end (it is so important it is in its own Provincial Park).

In the summer huge campgrounds fill to capacity with everyone from RV cruisers to hikers, climbers, and bikers. The town of Jasper is the hub of this region---it is quite a bit smaller and more remote feeling than Banff. In the winter the place feels much more remote although still connected to Banff and Calgary by the Icefields Parkway. In the winter the place is relatively empty aside for the lucky residents and the occasional visiting ice climbers.

Getting There 

Driving or riding north from Banff along the Icefields Parkway is by far the most common way to reach Jasper National Park. A National Park pass is relatively expensive, but gives you entrance into both Banff and Jasper National Parks. If you are visiting during the summer for a week in a car this pass will cost you over $100.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.1 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Jasper National Park:
East Ridge   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5000'   Mt. Edith Cavell
North Face - Chouinard/Beckey/Doody   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 12 pitches, 5000'   Mt. Edith Cavell
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Featured Route For Jasper National Park
The North Face in profile from the descent (composite image).

North Face - Chouinard/Beckey/Doody 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Mod. Snow  North America : Canada : ... : Mt. Edith Cavell
This face looks scary from the parking lot so don't linger looking at it. Doing the climb in a day is a long day but I'd recommend this. If you take bivy gear it will slow you down and it is best to spend as little time as possible on the lower part of this face as it is very exposed to rockfall.Getting to the Angel Glacier is non-trivial and we checked it out the day before. From the parking lot, cross the stream and head up an obvious moraine that heads toward the cliff right of (and below) th...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Looking toward the Columbia Icefields.
Looking toward the Columbia Icefields.

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By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Oct 29, 2011
What? No Mount Robson posted yet? Someone must have successfully climbed it.
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 29, 2011
mountainproject.com/v/mount-ro...

Mt. Robson is not in Jasper NP ...
By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Oct 29, 2011
Chris, Mt Robson is in British Columbia.

My one attempt in 98 was not successful, but it was a spectacular place. The 10000 feet of gain from the start gives it a scale unlike most other north American places south of Alaska and the Yukon.
By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Oct 29, 2011
We could remove your comment Chris and save you from embarrassment...
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Nov 10, 2011
D-oh! Ha ha Peter - it's probably too late!