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Stanley Headwall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 51.19831, -116.04256 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Tom Gnyra, Dave Rone, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Dave Rone on Oct 17, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: The Stanley Headwall, from the trailhead. The pro...

Description 

Home to a number of the Rockies' best-known ice and mixed routes, the Stanley Headwall is a truly spectacular venue. Joe Josephson's guide says it best: "Every major route on the wall is sustained, technically difficult, and contains sections of serious climbing."

Use the the following link to check out a really cool overview of the Headwall!
latitudephotography.com/shp/in...

Getting There 

Although the Stanley Headwall is actually in B.C., most people access it from the Banff National Park. So I'll list it as such. Drive 20 miles north from Banff on Hwy 1 to Castle Junction. Take a left on Hwy 93 for a little over 8 miles to the Stanley Glacier trailhead, which is on the south side of the road. Follow the well-marked and heavily traveled switchbacked trail until it eventually emerges from the trees into the valley above. The Headwall will be looming above you to the right.

Allow 1.5 - 2 hours, depending on snow, how fit you are, and whether or not you are using skis or snowshoes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.2 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Stanley Headwall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stanley Headwall:
Nemesis   WI6     Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 525'   
Man Yoga   WI5 M8     Trad, Sport, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches, 800'   
French Reality   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI6     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Man Yoga belay and rappel stations.  Photo credit:...

Man Yoga WI5 M8  North America : Canada : ... : Stanley Headwall
Another classic line on The Headwall, get on it! And you really should check out the video Josh Lavigne made of Simms, Walsh, and Man Yoga. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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