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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


15 Total Routes


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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 S 4b     Trad, 10 pitches, 2000'   Mount Indefatigable
Coire Dubh Integrale   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b WI3 Easy Snow     Trad, Ice, Snow, 6 pitches, 2000'   Loder Peak
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Featured Route For Kananaskis
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Huh?!? WI8 A5+ X  North America : Canada : ... : Spray Mountains (Ice)
Crux is serious, really prepare yourself mentally for this one. I climbed it in Five Ten approach shoes and as this was the chosen style during the first ascent, I would appreciate if crampons were not used on this route. I also free soloed the first ascent without preview on rappel, but if you need to rope up, it will probably go in about 6 pitches....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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