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Description 

A "Rim" of Mountains surrounding Moraine Lake. These ten peaks are just south of Lake Louise with the great Mount Temple guarding the gate into this magnificent area.

Getting There 

Drive up the hill west of the trans-Canadian highway towards the Chateau, turn south to gain the seasonal road towards Moraine lake. There is a large parking lot, a hotel and of course, a gift shop.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.6 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Valley of the Ten Peaks:
Centre Ice Bulge Direct   WI3     Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1000'   Mount Fay
East Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Mod. Snow PG13     Snow, Alpine, 10 pitches, 5000'   Mt. Temple
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Featured Route For Valley of the Ten Peaks
Looking up the route, Aug 06.  The left side of the route is almost vertical on top, with a small cornice left from the winter before.

Centre Ice Bulge Direct WI3  North America : Canada : ... : Mount Fay
The second biggest strip of ice from the east (left) side of the mountain. Cross the 'shrund at the place of most convenience for you and start climbing this calf burner. The ice starts out at a low angle and ramps up the higher you climb, up to about 60/70 degrees depending on which line you take. There may be a cornice on the top, and definitely watch for rocks falling down along the sides of the route. When I did the route we simulclimbed all but the last vertical section, which definite...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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The Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel on a clear July day
The Tower of Babel on a clear July day

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