Stanley Headwall Ice Climbing
|GPS:||51.198, -116.043 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Dave Rone on Oct 17, 2010|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
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DescriptionHome 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!
Getting ThereAlthough 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Stanley Headwall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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