Elevation: 6,391 ft
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Description

In the Josephson guide, this world-reknowned area is appropriately referred to as the 'epicentre of ice climbing in the Rockies.' Between the Trans-Canada Highway and Jasper, you'll find a lifetime's worth of ice, mixed, and alpine routes. One can hardly overstate the quantity and quality of the climbing that exists here.

For simplicity and clarity, the Icefields Parkway will be broken into a number of sub-areas.

Getting There

Drive north on from Banff on the Trans-Canada Highway until just north of Lake Louise. Just before Hwy 1 turns west toward Field, look for an exit on the right to Jasper, and take Hwy 93 north.

Travel conditions on this road can deteriorate quickly with wind and/or snow, so proceed with caution!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Icefields Parkway

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI5
 30
Polar Circus
Ice 9 pitches
WI4-5
 43
Lower Weeping Wall
Ice 3 pitches
Mod. Snow
 13
North Glacier
Trad, Snow, Alpine
WI6
 11
Curtain Call
Ice 2 pitches
WI5-6
 4
Upper Weeping Wall "Weeping Pillar"
Ice 3 pitches
WI4+ M4-5
 5
Mixed Master
Mixed, Ice 4 pitches
WI3
 18
Melt Out
Ice 3 pitches
WI5
 9
Kitty Hawk
Ice 3 pitches
WI4-5
 23
Murchison Falls
Ice 4 pitches
WI6
 6
Virtual Reality
Trad, Ice 4 pitches
WI4
 13
Shades of Beauty
Ice 3 pitches
Mod. Snow
 8
Silverhorn
Snow, Alpine
WI3
 5
End Of The Line
Ice 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI2 Steep Snow PG13
 11
Regular North Face
Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Achilles Spire
Sport, Alpine 13 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Polar Circus Weeping Wall Area
 30
WI5 Ice 9 pitches
Lower Weeping Wall Weeping Wall Area
 43
WI4-5 Ice 3 pitches
North Glacier Mt Athabasca
 13
Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
Curtain Call Icefields Parkway - N…
 11
WI6 Ice 2 pitches
Upper Weeping Wall "Weeping… Weeping Wall Area
 4
WI5-6 Ice 3 pitches
Mixed Master Weeping Wall Area
 5
WI4+ M4-5 Mixed, Ice 4 pitches
Melt Out Icefields Parkway - N…
 18
WI3 Ice 3 pitches
Kitty Hawk David Thompson Highway
 9
WI5 Ice 3 pitches
Murchison Falls Mt Murchison
 23
WI4-5 Ice 4 pitches
Virtual Reality Mt Murchison
 6
WI6 Trad, Ice 4 pitches
Shades of Beauty Icefields Parkway - N…
 13
WI4 Ice 3 pitches
Silverhorn Mt Athabasca
 8
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
End Of The Line David Thompson Highway
 5
WI3 Ice 2 pitches
Regular North Face Mt Athabasca
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI2 Steep Snow PG13 Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
Achilles Spire Mt Hector & Mt Androm…
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine 13 pitches
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