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Kananaskis  


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Description 

Kananaskis encompasses an area east and south of Canmore. Average driving time from Calgary is about 1.5 hours.

A variety of long alpine or semi-alpine climbs of classic quality exist in K-country along with sport climbing areas (Wasootch, Barrier Bluffs, etc...) and popular ice climbing (Evan Thomas Creek). Although Yamnuska and Kid Goat are also technically in Kananaskis, they are listed separately under Bow Valley right now. When most people say Kananaskis, they are usually referring to heading south from the trans Canada highway.

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Getting There 

Drive the Trans Canada from either direction and head south

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.4 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kananaskis:
Snowline   WI4     Ice, 2 pitches   Evan Thomas Creek
Moonlight   WI4     Ice, 2 pitches   Evan Thomas Creek
Joy   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 10 pitches, 2000'   Mount Indefatigable
Coire Dubh Integrale   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3 Easy Snow     Trad, Ice, Snow, 6 pitches, 2000'   Loder Peak
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Featured Route For Kananaskis
Coire Dubh Integrale topo. Green shows walking. Re...

Coire Dubh Integrale 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3 Easy Snow  North America : Canada : ... : Loder Peak
Approach: 50 minutesClimb: 3 - 6 hoursDescent: 1.5 - 2.5 hours Car-to-Car: 5 - 11 hoursSun: little to none in winterAn ultra classic mini-alpine route only 45 minutes from calgary. This route is an awesome day out without to much commitment. It has real ice, snow, and rock climbing, tags a summit (Loder Peak), is never to hard, the rock quality is generally good and the decent isn't to bad. However, depending on snow, the rock pitch can be easy or epic....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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