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Mount Murchinson Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: RKM on Mar 5, 2014

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Mount Murchison is a huge peak with high cirques on the east side of the Icefields Parkway, just before you reach the junction of highway 11 (David Thompson Hwy to Nordegg) and the Saskatchewan River Crossing.

Park just over 5 miles south of the river crossing (junction with hwy 11) where a drainage comes down and under the road. Walk up this drainage until it is better to move north into the trees. This is a long hike and if fresh snow - could take hours

Most climbs face west and get early morning sun.

Getting There 

Depending on the line - park along the road around 5 miles south of the river crossing.

Climbing Season

Weather station 37.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Murchinson

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Murchinson:
Murchison Falls   WI4-5     Ice, 4 pitches, 600'   
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Featured Route For Mount Murchinson
Rock Climbing Photo: Virtual Reality on the right, Murchison.Falls on t...

Virtual Reality WI6  North America : Canada : ... : Mount Murchinson
Gnarly. In the rare years that it comes in, it not only looks gnarly, it climbs gnarly. Virtual Reality lies just 30m to the right of Murchison Falls, but the two routes have almost nothing in common, except maybe the similarities of the first pitch.P1, 60m WI4+: Climb up good, undulating ice through several steep steps to a comfortable belay on a big ledgeP2, 35m WI5: Continue up short pitch on steep, varied ice to a comfortable belay on a ledge.P3, 40m WI6: The crux pitch, which forms differ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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