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Kananaskis Rock Climbing 

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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

For the Alberta area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Kananaskis

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kananaskis:
2 Low 4 Zero   M5     Trad, Sport, Mixed, 2 pitches, 350'   Evan Thomas Creek
Whiteman Falls   WI5-6     Ice, 2 pitches   Whiteman Falls Ice/Mixed
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
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Featured Route For Kananaskis
Rock Climbing Photo: Taken from the trail. Moonlight is the left-hand r...

Moonlight WI4  North America : Canada : ... : Evan Thomas Creek
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