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Valley of the Ten Peaks Rock Climbing 


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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

For the Banff National Park area.

Weather station 7.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Valley of the Ten Peaks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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 PG13     Alpine, 10 pitches, 5000'   Mt. Temple
McKay Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1215'   Tower of Babel
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Featured Route For Valley of the Ten Peaks
Rock Climbing Photo: The north side of Mount Temple. The Greenwood-Jone...

Greenwood-Jones 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Mt. Temple
Although probably the easiest and safest route on the north side of Mount Temple, this is still a long and demanding must-do route that requires a swift party to avoid a bivy. Retreat from high on the route would be difficult.The Greenwood-Jones roughly follows a vague buttress that delineates the north and Sphinx faces, with variable rock quality. Primarily a rock climb, the route is best climbed in dry conditions, typically in late July and early August. The first ascensionists graded it 5.8 A...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel
Rock Climbing Photo: The Tower of Babel on a clear July day
The Tower of Babel on a clear July day

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