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Areas in Icefields Parkway

David Thompson Highway 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 3
Icefields Parkway - North 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 9
Mount Athabasca 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 1 / 5 / 5
Mount Hector and Mount Andromache 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Mount Murchison 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Mount Wilson 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Panther Falls 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Weeping Wall Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 5
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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
Polar Circus
Ice 9 pitches
WI4-5
Lower Weeping Wall
Ice 3 pitches
Mod. Snow
North Glacier
Trad, Snow, Alpine
WI4
Panther Falls
Ice 2 pitches
WI6
Curtain Call
Ice 2 pitches
WI5-6
Upper Weeping Wall "Weeping Pillar"
Ice 3 pitches
WI4+ M4-5
Mixed Master
Mixed, Ice 4 pitches
WI6
Dancing With Chaos
Ice 2 pitches
WI3
Melt Out
Ice 3 pitches
WI5
Kitty Hawk
Ice 3 pitches
WI4-5
Murchison Falls
Ice 4 pitches
WI6
Virtual Reality
Trad, Ice 4 pitches
WI4
Shades of Beauty
Ice 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI2 Steep Snow PG13
Regular North Face
Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Achilles Spire
Sport, Alpine 13 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Polar Circus Weeping Wall Area WI5 Ice 9 pitches
Lower Weeping Wall Weeping Wall Area WI4-5 Ice 3 pitches
North Glacier Mount Athabasca Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
Panther Falls Panther Falls WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Curtain Call Icefields Parkway - North WI6 Ice 2 pitches
Upper Weeping Wall "Weeping… Weeping Wall Area WI5-6 Ice 3 pitches
Mixed Master Weeping Wall Area WI4+ M4-5 Mixed, Ice 4 pitches
Dancing With Chaos Mount Wilson WI6 Ice 2 pitches
Melt Out Icefields Parkway - North WI3 Ice 3 pitches
Kitty Hawk David Thompson Highway WI5 Ice 3 pitches
Murchison Falls Mount Murchison WI4-5 Ice 4 pitches
Virtual Reality Mount Murchison WI6 Trad, Ice 4 pitches
Shades of Beauty Icefields Parkway - North WI4 Ice 3 pitches
Regular North Face Mount Athabasca 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI2 Steep Snow PG13 Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
Achilles Spire Mount Hector and Mount Andromache 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport, Alpine 13 pitches
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