The Trophy Wall with Sea of Vapors on the right
Mt. Rundle looms right over the town of Banff from the south. It has the super-classic moderate, Professor Falls and the infamous Trophy Wall.
Drive south out of Banff to the Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course. This road may be closed in winter, forcing an extra 3-5 km of walking.
If you're there for ice, you should be able to clearly see your flow. A trail to the upper trophy wall may not be beaten. Your best bet may be to get the out-of-print Waterfall Ice Climbs book by Joe Josephson.
Make sure to read the road signs. "Spray Ave" is pretty entertaining.
Weather station 6.4 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Rundle
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Rundle:
Featured Route For Mt. Rundle
Sea of Vapors
WI7+ R North America
: ... : The Trophy Wall
When in condition as of the first ascent, this climb becomes one of the hardest ice routes anywhere. (WI7+ R) When the sustained thin ice turns into thicker ice, expect to see difficulties in the WI5+/6 range. As much as I'd like to say I did it in WI7+ R condition, I didn't. I'll explain the climb in the conditions I found.In 7+ condition Joe Josephson explains that the belay anchors are solid in the rock but besides that there is no gear leading, just sustained steep thin ice with a couple of ...[more] Browse More Classics in International