Mountains bordering the west end of Upper Kananask...
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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Drive the Trans Canada from either direction and head south
Climbing Season For the Alberta area.
Weather station 3.2 miles from here
55 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Kananaskis
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kananaskis:
Featured Route For Kananaskis
WI5-6 North America
: ... : Whiteman Falls Ice/Mixed
This is the main waterfall in the drainage that bears its name. Very good option when avalanche danger is high. Two pitches of varied ice depending on conditions. Could go as easy as WI4 and as hard as 6. Pitch one is usually mushroomed and varied. Belay on the left from ledges or on the right in a cave from a bolted anchor. Second pitch climbs the upper pillar to bolted anchor on the right. Double 70M ropes will allow a single rap to the ground if the snow cone is somewhat built up, othe...[more] Browse More Classics in International