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Upper Norquay Slab 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Elevation: 5,621 ft
GPS: 51.203, -115.598 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: ihategrigris on Mar 21, 2007
Admins: Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra

Description

This mountain located just north of the Banff townsite is best known for the ski hill built on its east face. Norquay has several other attractive elements beyond skiing however. In addition to a fine scramble up the east side of the mountain, excellent rock climbing exists on the slabs of the west face of the mountain.

The slabs are divided into two climbing areas, the lower slab and upper slab. There is an extensive flat between the upper and lower slab, and both slabs are accessible from the bottom.

The rock climbing on Mt. Norquay is detailed in the as yet unpublished Banff Rock guidebook, currently available in chunks at tabvar.org

Getting There

Mt. Norquay is located just North of the Banff townsite. Several access options exists, specified in the areas section.

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Escargot Corner
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Escargot Corner Upper Norquay Slab 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
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